RHONY Reunion: Bethenny Frankel's Hot Pink Lipstick
The Real Housewives of New York reunion trilogy has concluded, and while the world finally got answers to some burning questions (its called systematic bullying and its a worldwide epidemic), one big mystery lingered: What lipstick was Bethenny Frankel wearing? (It's hard to see it in the photo here, but if you're a dedicated RHONY fan, then you know how gorgeous it looked on television.) Before I reveal the exact combo of products used to create the coveted hot pink shade (which totally matched her McQueen pumps), I want to remind everyone of another polarizing brunette whose lipstick also drove women into a frenzy. Back in 1999, the worlds most famous intern, Monica Lewinsky, sat down for an interview with Barbara Walters. The day after the 20/20 episode aired, the lipstick she was wearing (Club Monaco in Glaze) sold out. (FYI: The line has since been discontinued.) And now, my beauty crystal ball tells me that another lip color is about to hit it big. Like huge.
Trish McEvoy Instant Pick-Me-Up Lips, $28.50, was the star of Bethennys lip look, according to her lovely makeup artist, Sonia Rodriguez. Supporting cast members included MAC Lip Pencil in Spice, $13 and Trish McEvoy Lip Gloss in Irresistible Pink, $25 for extra shine.
Why use a stain over a traditional lipstick? True to its name, a stain is like a semipermanent marker that is sure to last whether you're battling it out with your frenemies for nine hours or not having sex with the leader of the free world.
P.S. Love Bethenny's lip look but don't want to drop $66.50 on makeup? Get the look on Danielle Staub's budget (yes, that was a low blow) with Wet 'n Wild Lip Liner Pencil in 666, $1.49 (the "poor man's MAC Spice"), CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain in Everbloom Kiss, $7.99, and e.l.f. Super Glossy Lip Shine in Pink Kiss, $1.