Beauty and Grooming

Your Perfect Lipstick

Much like a little black dress and the perfect pair of blue jeans, a good lipstick is an absolute staple. Whether you’re looking for a ravishing red, barely-there nude or statement pop of colour, we’ve got the definitive lipstick guide for you.

Red Lipstick

Red lipstick can transform any look instantly, and is possibly the sexiest makeup tool in your makeup bag. Channel your inner vixen and emulate the sultry style of Scarlett Johannsson, Rita Ora and Angelina Jolie with a slick of fiery red lipstick.


For a red lip that is guaranteed to last all day, we love the Rimmel Apocalips Matte Lipstick in Burning Lava. Liquid lipsticks are one of the biggest beauty trends of 2015, and with good reason; whilst Apocalips glides on wet, it quickly dries to form a beautifully matte, smudge-proof pout.

If you’re looking for a red lip which hydrates, the Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick in Hot Pepper is ideal for you. Enriched with evanescent oils to keep your lips soft and supple all day, this beautifully pigmented lipstick doesn’t compromise on colour.

Want to pay homage to the red lipstick trend without going too vibrant? Try the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Rouge. Light, moisturising and delightfully nourishing, dab this soft crayon over your lips for a hint of red.

Find the perfect red lipstick for your skin tone…

Choose a blue-based red lipstick for fair skin, an orange-based red lipstick for a medium complexion, and a deep red lipstick for dark skin.


Nude Lipstick

Nude lipstick is really having its moment in the spotlight, thanks to a barrage of celebrities embracing the matte beige lip look. Easy to wear and effortlessly polished, a nude lip can perfect that no-makeup-makeup that is great for both work and play.


A blush-pink nude is feminine, flirty and great for enhancing your natural lip colour. We think the Lord & Berry Matte Lipstick Pencil in Bouquet is the ideal subtle nude lipstick, and is a breeze to apply on the go.

If you’re looking to make a little more of a statement with your nude lipstick, try the Maybelline Colour Sensational Matte Lipstick in Nude Embrace. A rich, toffee beige, this matte lipstick is highly pigmented and will instantly make your lips appear fuller, plumper and more shapely.

If there’s one nude lipstick you buy this winter, make it the DuWop Private Nude Lipstick. Not only is this nude lipstick ultra-moisturising and smooth to apply, DuWop Private Nude Lipstick actually adapts to each person’s individual skin tone to provide the perfect nude every time.

Find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin tone…

Choose soft beige with pink undertones nude lipstick for fair skin, a caramel beige nude lipstick for medium skintones, and a warm toffee with gold sparkle for dark skin.


A Statement Lip

Experimenting with colour is one of the best elements of beauty. With blue, orange and black lipsticks all featuring on the catwalks this summer, there’s never been a better time to play with some more extravagant and statement shades.


A deep plum is the perfect shade for autumn-winter, and the darker, the better. Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107 is decadent and vampish, highly-pigmented and long lasting. Pair this burgundy lipstick with soft eyes and lashings of mascara to make your lips the star of the show.

A sugary-sweet neon pink lip is a fun way to inject some colour into your look. Rimmel The Only One Lipstick in 110 Pink a Punch is vibrant, youthful and bold; we love this lipstick against an all-black ensemble.

Why not try a loud fuschia lip? Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Fuschia Graffiti is the epitome of a statement lipstick. Enriched with pure laque, this lipstick is full of shine and beautifully creamy on the lips.

Lily Shepherd

Lily Shepherd

Fashion & Style Editor

Collector of rose-gold homeware, scented candles and quirky photograph frames, I’m a Southern girl living in Manchester passionate about fashion, beauty and interiors. When I’m not writing about beautiful things, I can be found fashion blogging, or exploring my new Northern home.