A few of the more pressing topics that have been on my mind this week include:
- Why do my jeans smell like barnyard dust even though I washed them two days ago?
- Have my knickers been on inside-out all day? (Turns out yes, yes they have.)
- Oh hey, is that the guy I dated briefly last year who was in the open relationship and his girlfriend had a girlfriend? (Turns out no, because that guy over there is weirdly sweaty and has a strange mole on the side of his face, but I didn't realise that until AFTER I smiled and waved, so maybe quick exit.)
- Why do we call pink lipsticks pink instead of nude, because I'm pretty sure my lips ARE actually pink when they're nude, AMIRITE?
|Above: Clinique All Heart, Kate Moss 05, Tom Ford Incorrigible, NARS Schiap|
Clinique All Heart Long Last Lipstick, £17 at Debenhams Studio 10 Age Reverse Perfecting Lipliner, £22 at http://www.studio10beauty.com
I've had a soft spot for Clinique gift with purchase lipsticks ever since I won one in a game of bingo at a nursing home when I was ten (the other prizes were socks or bath salts). My prize lipstick felt fancy then, and it still does a tiny bit today. All Heart is a slightly plummy pink warmed up with barely-there gold sparkle that makes it perfect for adding a bit of oomph to a neutral make-up look. I’m wearing it with Studio 10 in the picture, but it applies just as well from the tube in a hurry, and indeed, on the Tube in a hurry. The texture feels creamy and nourishing, and it lasts through at least three cups of tea before lunch. HOUSE!
Kate Moss for Rimmel 05, £5.49 at Superdrug
Anyone who refuses to shop for cosmetics and perfume on the high street out of misplaced snobbery is denying themselves a serious small pleasure. Cheap makeup is the business, and it's hard to beat the thrill of chucking a bright lipstick in the basket with your shampoo and hand cream. This is a girly (but not sugary) pink that I can imagine your Girl Next Door would wear on prom night. It looks great with flushed cheeks and a hint of mascara. Also: IT SMELLS OF CHERRIES. What could be more joyful?
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