Eight great bright lipbalms

May 16th 2012 / Susannah Taylor


The latest lipbalms have bright, sheer colour as well as moisturising your lips. Here is our pick of the best on the market, from Clinique's new chubby sticks to a Soap & Glory bargain

It’s all very well seeing Hollywood celebs rocking a vampish red or fuchsia pink lipstick on the red carpet, but
back in the land of normality, it can feel a little OTT at a village dinner party - and make faces with anything short of an Angelina pout look altogether severe.

Look no further then than one of the bright lipbalms adorning our make-up counters for spring. In shades of cherry, strawberry or raspberry, their sheerness, combined with punchy pigmentation, gives a subtle but pout-enhancing finish, forgiving even the thinnest lips or the palest skintones. Wear with luminous skin and a lick of mascara for youthful, ever-ready glamour, day or night.


GTG loves

Soap and Glory A Great Kisser in Chocolate Cherry, £5; www.soapandglory.com

YSL Volupte in Sheer Candy, £23.50; http://www.yslbeauty.co.uk

Guerlain Shine Automatique in 240

Clinique Chubby Stick in 05 Chunky Cherry, £16; www.boots.com

Dior Addict in Baby Rose, £22; www.boots.com

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in MonteCarlo, £23; www.selfridges.com

MAC lipbalm in Fuchsia Fix, £11; www.selfridges.com

Givenchy lipstick in Coral Shine, £18.95; www.buy.cosmeticsnow.co.uk

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