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Beauty tips: crisp matte lips for a power pout | Eva Wiseman

Worn with taupe eyeshadow and creamy skin, the most memorable lip from the Bottega Veneta show was not a wild fuchsia or bold red, instead, a brownish berry shade, in uncompromising matte. Here is a 1990s look, but polished to within an inch of its life. Think corporate takeover, think lawyer on a lunch date, think boss in a cold climate. And exfoliate first.

Get the look

1. Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick £25, feelunique.com
2. Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in PMS £16, harveynichols.com
3. Guerlain Rouge G lipstick in 555 £22.05, johnlewis.com
4. Sisley Phyto Rouge lipstick in Rose Granada £38, libertylondon.com
5. Chantecaille Lip Veil in Elderberry £38, spacenk.com
6. Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Miss Scarlett £25, net-a-porter.com
7. Tom Ford Lip Color in So Vain £40, tomford.com
8. Armani Beauty Rouge D’Armani Matte Lipstick in 200 £30, harrods.com
9. Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Liner in Fangs £14.50, selfridges.com
10. Asos High Shine Liquid Lipstickin Fickle £6, asos.com

Burning bright 

L’Occitane has launched a ‘solidarity candle’, with all profits going towards helping prevent avoidable blindness in children in developing countries. The brand’s labels are also printed in braille. £9, loccitane.com 

Dead good 

The VA’s Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition has been so popular it has been extended to 18 November – and to coincide with the Day of the Dead, 2 November, there will be a special 48-hour opening of the exhibition (vam.ac.uk)

Water works 

Suzanne Duckett’s book Bathe, out on 8 November (£16.99), celebrates the simple bath. As well as providing a concise history of bathing, it features ‘power bath recipes’ (how to fight a cold, as well as de-stress and, umm, wash?) Buy it for £14.61 at guardianbookshop.com 

Email Eva at e.wiseman@observer.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @EvaWiseman

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