Creamy, comfortable and universally flattering, no make-up bag should be without these wearable colours
First up, from the queen of flattering makeup, Bobbi Brown Lip Color in #1 Salmon, £21, is a creamy, peachy nude with enough pigment to make it lipstick proper, but a soft enough shade to ensure you needn’t worry about regular touch ups. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Bobbi’s brand began with ten nude lipsticks for every skin tone, including this one – definitely worth a look.
Top marks to Clinique for the most cheering collaboration we've seen in ages. Ten limited edition Crayola chubbies in sheer, pretty shades that make a perfect 'just because it's January' treat. Their cuteness can't fail to make you smile (much needed at this time, I think you'll agree) and we predict they won't stick around for long.
The classic chubby stick inside is unchanged - not technically a lipstick, but enough rosy colour to trick people into thinking you're wearing one, while your lips secretly enjoy the hydrating benefits of a nourishing balm.
Charlotte Tilbury can do no wrong in our eyes, but this brand new Matte Revolution Lipstick inspired by none other than Her Majesty The Queen scales new heights of right.
Not quite as shiny as the name suggests, this cute little Avon Shine Burst Gloss Stick has a flattering grown-up sheen without being sticky or syrupy. The pale-ish pink shade would suit blondes, grey hair and anyone with cooler undertones and the texture is as comfortable as can be.
You'd think a green lipstick would be the least wearable thing ever, but you'd be wrong. Genius Poppy King's Lipstick Queen Frog Prince goes on clear then reacts with your body's PH levels to transform into your perfect shade of pink. Sounds too good to be true but we tested it in the office on an olive-toned brunette, fair redhead and just-back-from holiday blonde and got a slightly different shade every time. So clever and also, a little bit magical!
This looks quite full-on in the tube, but the impact of that jazzy cherry shade is softened and mellowed out by pearly pigments in Lancome Shine Lover. This light reflecting trick also makes lips appear fuller if they're on the slender side, but with none of the stickiness of a gloss. Win-win.
Like to switch between highly pigmented lip lacquer and a less intense gloss ? ByTerry lip and cheek duo can both be adapted to your preference by simply shaking the bottle. We suggest coating your lips in a light layer of the gloss first, then give the tube a little shake and dabbing the newly distributed pigments to the centre of your lips for extra volume. You might notice tiny hints of gold in there, don't be scared, this just makes your lips look naturally plump and juicy.
Love lipstick but hate constantly checking that it's still where you left it? Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy lipstick's raspberry hue might look high maintence at first glance, but boasting 6 hours of long-lasting wear with built in Colour-FilTM technology (which prevents feathering into fine lines) means you can eat a sandwich worry-free.
What could be more user-friendly, practical and portable than a pencil? Orange is surprisingly wearable when it's a little bit sheer and sheeny, especially if you have warm undertones in your skin (or like enjoy a little self-tan session of a weekend) Lord & Berry's chunky crayon is the perfect way to wear orange every day with a balm like feel and easy-peasy application.