Bobbi Brown and Balthazar


What could be more perfect than lipstick and proper slap-up tea? Clever Bobbi, one of our longtime fave make-up artists who launched at the same time as our first Beauty Bible, has created a glorious red Lip Color to go with her favourite restaurant. So – in New York City, Balthazar is just two blocks from Bobbi’s office and the London one is literally half a minute round the corner from her store in Covent Garden. ‘The food is always fresh and delicious – it’s the perfect spot for a treat’, she says.

And Vintage Red for Balthazar Lip Color is pretty perfect too. If, like Sarah, you never wear red lippy, carefully apply this crimson wonder (a lip brush is good here and don't stint), pout a little (think Scarlett O’Hara) and prepare to receive the compliments. (A neighbouring artist was a bit bowled over…)

You can buy the lipstick at the Bobbi Brown Covent Garden Studio (it's a limited edition). Or – and we SO recommend this option – book a Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar (available until September 2016 from 3-5 pm for £25) and receive an invitation to a complimentary Instant Lip Makeup Lesson at the Bobbi Brown Covent Garden Studio.

Vintage Red for Balthazar Lip Color/£20 at and exclusively from Bobbi Brown Covent Garden Studio

Balthazar 4-6 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HZ/020-3301 1155/