Well, not really. I’m not even the toast of Smalltown, Montana. But I do have a lipstick from Revlon called Toast of New York that I recently bought and find myself reaching for over and over this fall.
For many years I’ve been wearing cool-toned lip products (or, when lazy, none at all) but it’s been fun to have Toast of New York (ToNY) which reminds me of a reddish-brown lipstick from Estée Lauder whose name I can’t recall that I wore all the time back in the late ’70s.
ToNY is an older shade in Revlon’s Super Lustrous line — a classic. Vintage. It was apparently a big deal in the ’90s because of supermodel Cindy Crawford, but I don’t remember the buzz.
Revlon has produced great lip products for decades. I’m not much of a fan of their eye products, especially the last eye shadows of theirs I tried, but they do lipstick right. It’s hard not to be familiar with classics like Cherries in the Snow and Love That Pink.
ToNY is a warm reddish-brown that’s bright enough not to look muddy yet isn’t a screaming orange either. It feels very creamy and applies well with good staying power.
How the lipstick itself looks with the camera flash:
And how a swatch looks on the skin of my inner arm under indirect cloudy outdoor light:
I really like that it’s brownISH without being brown. If you love Revlon lipstick or other lip products, it’s worth mentioning that Ulta is having a great sale this week — 40% off all Revlon. Also 40% off Nyx, Physicians Formula, and Almay.