Subtle lip colour that lasts
Rather than going too natural (or too vibrant) on the lips, go one shade darker than your natural lip tone – it looks that bit more glamorous and groomed than lipgloss and wears better than red or fuchsia.
A new shade to try is Revlon Matte Lipstick in Mauve it Over, £7.13 – the bestselling shade in the US within weeks of launching and part of a brilliant new matte collection for eyes, lips and cheeks. For another lipstick that lasts, try Dior Addict High Impact Weightless Lip Colour in Rose Décolleté, £19, a great shade for almost every woman. I also love Chanel Rouge Hydrabase Lipstick in Rose Rebelle, £18.
How to keep your lip colour in place all day
Apply a layer of foundation to your lips first, then your lipliner and lipstick, a dusting of powder, and finally reapply colour. Also try applying liner first all over your lips, like Clarins Lipliner Pencil in Nude, £12.72, then brush lip colour over top, and your colour will wear off gradually without leaving tell-tale lip lines or enhancing feathery lips.
Make lipgloss last. A sheer layer of lipgloss lasts longer than a thick one. Again, the trick is to layer lips all over with a natural-tone liner first, which gives the gloss something to adhere to. “Avoid lip balm just before doing your lips – otherwise the gloss slips off the balm and will barely last getting out the front door,” says Paul Herrington.