Lipstick Vs. Candy Apples: Kiss October Goodbye

Photographed by Franey Miller, assisted by Nessa Bibby

‘Tis the season that bites

Last season, we challenged ourselves to keep our lipstick straight with insanely delicious ice cream cones. Rather than make a big mess bobbing for apples, we decided to put our lips to the test by feasting on candy apples.

Long before pumpkins became the staple for fall, everyone was all about the apples. Whether you're baking them in a pie or shoving them onto a stick, the options for how to eat an apple are endless, but one of our favorites—and one of the most iconic—is definitely the candied one.

The candy apples we picked for this session were coated with caramel peanuts, so needless to say, we were definitely not afraid of getting our hands dirty. For the record, the biggest challenge we had was actually getting our hands on these treats. (You'd be surprised by how few places in New York City carry traditional candy or caramel apples that can be purchased at the last minute. Thank goodness for our local Met Foodmarkets.)

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we're already cooking up something extra tasty for the occasion so stay tuned for more. See how 10 NYLON editors get the job done in the gallery, below.

Photographed by Franey Miller

Photo Assistant: Nessa Bibby

Photographed by Franey Miller

I’m a longtime fan of Lip Whips, the brand’s long-lasting matte lip color that does not move. Beauty Bakerie is one of those brands I can go to sleep wearing, and wake up with it fully intact (though I don’t recommend doing this). That said, I had a pretty good feeling that this moody gunmetal navy would pull through. As expected, after biting into the sticky caramel-coated apple, my lip color remained fully intact. This one’s a winner!

Beauty Bakerie, Metallic Lip Whip in 'Space Cake,' $20, available at Beauty Bakerie