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.
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