By Tara Adamson
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DHC – Premium Lipstick GE), Best known for their skincare, cult Japanese brand DHC have recently launched their new Premium Lipstick GE range. Beautifully presented in lightweight gold and silver metal cases embossed with roses; this age defying range consists of six natural, super flattering shades – Petal Pink, First Blush, Rich Raspberry, Velvety Red, Rose Gold and Bold Persimmon.
These lipsticks have a gorgeous, buttery formula and contain Macadamia Nut Oil, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil to moisturise; Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin A and Geranium to protect & condition, keeping your lips in great shape. Lips appear fuller and plumper with DHC’s innovative Pure Colour Technology; long lasting and super comfortable to wear with great pigmentation and a fantastic pearl finish. £13 each from www.dhcuk.co.uk
Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer, Always sophisticated and elegant, Chanel have included two beautiful new shades of Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimers to their A/W 14/15 Collection États Poétiques. 191 Songe; an irridescent pale pink which flashes with a pink and violet luminescent sheen, and my favourite, 189 Rose Rêvé a gorgeous pale milky pink. Non sticky, hi shine glosses with a fantastic feather light texture which feels conditioning & hydrating on the lips; they look beautiful on their own or layered up over your favourite lipstick. £22 each from www.houseofraser.co.uk
Smashbox’s gorgeous Be Legendary Lipgloss in Promise has been released to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Smashbox will donate £5 from the purchase of each lipgloss towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This limited edition shade has a light, airy, non sticky feel; a sheer gloss infused with bright, shimmery pigments, leaving a vibrant wash of colour. It is a super flattering, lightly sparkling pale pink with full on shine; a beautiful illuminating shade which looks great alone, or layered with a lipliner or lipstick. £15.00 from www.smashbox.co.uk
We all love Clinique’s fantastic Chubby Sticks; well, now they have released the Chubby Stick Baby Tint! Beautifully moisturising lip crayons with a hint of a tint; I tried Coming Up Rosy, the perfect pink, and Poppin’ Poppy a gorgeous soft coral, but they’re also available in Budding Blossom and Flowering Freesia.
Perfect for a subtle, translucent look, these gorgeous Baby Chubbies bring out your lips’ own natural tone & allow it to shine, creating an totally individual shade on everyone! Infused with Vitamin C, Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter & Jojoba Seed Oil, they leave lips soft and supple with a gentle hint of colour. £17 each from www.clinique.co.uk
Sisley’s gorgeous Phyto Lip Gloss’s are the ultimate in chic! Presented in a beautiful rectangular, transparent cases with gun metal cap and a brush applicator. Available in 9 deeply luminous shades I tried Pink a striking hot pink and Fushia; an eye catching pillar box red. These are thick, richly pigmented creamy glosses with a beautiful mirror gloss finish and great staying power. With their subtle, refreshing scent of mint & tea leaves, these beautiful velvety smooth glosses have a true treatment formula which leaves lips nourished, moisturised, smoothed & plumped. Pricey, but oh so worth it! £32.50 each from www.sisley-paris.com
And finally…Maybelline’s Color Drama, densely pigmented & packed with colour, Maybelline’s Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip pencils are not for the shrinking violet! These creamy soft lip pencils are available in 9 lip popping on-trend shades from the boldest dense reds to beautiful opaque nudes; I tried 210 Keep it Classy, a beautiful pinky plum which suits my complexion down to a tee! Likened in texture, but not in price, to NARS’ Velvet Lip Pencils, these easy to sharpen, stubby wooden lip pencils can be used as a lip liner or as full on lip colour. They can feel slightly drying on the lips and work best for me with a little lip balm smoothed either underneath or over the top.
Great value at £4.99 each from www.boots.com (currently on a 3 for 2 – bargain!)