This 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.And 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.