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Beauty tips: pucker up and go pale and interesting

Here is a look that is deceptively difficult. A gentle pop of pale pink, it should be the simplest of things, like a subtle sweep of blusher or a delicate French manicure. But it requires at least a week of lip balm. Cracked, dry lips are revealed as monstrous under girlish pink, so prepping is essential. And then, time must be taken to test the tones against your skin, to gauge how dramatic you’re willing to go. The paler the trickier, but also, the most satisfying.

Get the look

1. BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolour Infamous £17, johnlewis.com
2. Sugar Petal tinted Lip Treatment £19.50, fresh.com
3. Colour Drench Lipstick in Pink Parfait £10, marksandspencer.com
4. Cloud Paint in Puff £15, glossier.com
5. Blooming Bold Lipstick in Pink Carnation £18.50, origins.co.uk
6. Nars Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Santo Domingo £23, asos.com
7. Absolute Intensity Lipstick in Glazed Pink £17, lordandberry.com
8. Guerlain Rouge G Lip Colour £24.50, debenhams.com
9. Dolce Gabbana Matte Lipstick in Dolce Peony £30, harrods.com

Goop to go 

Goop’s come to the UK, popping-up in west London. But if you can’t make it to its Insta-friendly store (where you can fondle jade eggs to your heart’s content) peruse cultbeauty.co.uk, where the lifestyle is available in powdered form, from £11.

High street hero

On the one hand Goop, on the other… Sainsbury’s. Aldi and Superdrug are already part of the high street revolution, but Sainsbury’s is winning the race with its re-launched cruelty-free Boutique range: prices start at £2. Look out
for the new aisles staffed by dedicated beauty advisers, too.

A scent for all seasons 

Mutiny, the first Maison Margiela fragrance developed by John Galliano, is glamorous and ‘gender-free’, using tuberose heart, with leathery notes of oud and orange. Divine (maisonmargiela-fragrances.com).

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