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Made Up Monday – Lip colour

Made Up Monday Lips MacThis year I got fed up of my lip colour, it got to the stage that I couldn’t really be bothered to put it on. But I reserved the right to be completely jealous of the gorgeous colours I saw others wearing.

Most of the problem was the rut I had fallen into, the fact my Mac lipstick is called Bare pretty much sums up why some days it felt as much not to have it on. To be honest, I love the feel of it with the Dervish lip liner, and for nights out adding Lustreglass made it absolutely perfect. 

But my only other lipstick of choice was  a Benefit lipstick in ‘Make Nice’ but was practically identical to Bare with a bit more sparkle.Made Up Monday Lips Charlotte TilsburyAnd so I decided to treat myself. As everyone I had the courage to compliment on lip colour had turned out to be a Charlotte Tilbury shade, I decided on finding out there was a pop-up at John Lewis in Cardiff to go for it.

Whilst I wanted a really red shade (not willing to think about the fact I’d end up looking like a clown), on the advice of the Fairy Godmother I opted for asking for the advice of the team there. The adviser who looked after me  was wonderful, advising that a lip liner to colour in the lips first will help hold the lipstick for longer, and to apply with a lip brush to avoid putting onto much.

The adviser recommended a matte lipstick as I had been specific in wanting a daytime shade, and Bond Girl. I have to admit I absolutely love it. My budget that day didn’t stretch to the lip liner recommendation of Pillow Talk. I have picked up a budget lip liner from Rimmel and a Revlon lip brush which is great as it retracts to fit with my lipstick in my bag.

I love the new colour, and am so tempted to pop back to get another colour for nights out. If only I could get a few in the diary!Made Up Monday - Lip colour

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