I read something fun that make-up artist Daniel Sandler wrote on twitter yesterday. He suggested going to a supermarket or chemist, and buying a new item of make up for the weekend. I did exactly that just a few days ago. I have made a decision to wear a different lipstick every day next week. And really ‘wear’ it – so if necessary reapply throughout the day – make it my main ‘make-up focus’.

I am starting rehearsals for a play on Monday. The cast and production team may think I look a little crazy wearing a different striking lipstick each day – but I have so many that I should wear more – so I am going to do it!!! Maybe on Monday I will go for a fairly safe choice having said that!

My new favourite, that I wouldn’t used to have considered a day to day shade but I have fallen in love with it, is Marcel Wanders’ moisturising lipstick for M&S in ‘Jewel’. The small make-up range he has done is pretty fabulous – he is a Dutch designer who has also designed gift and homeware pieces for M&S – and this lipstick is exactly what I feel I need in my life for December. My skin is fairly pale, which is a great time to make the most of some fabulously bold lipstick colours.

It really lasts. It doesn’t feel uncomfortable – such a strange way to describe how a lipstick feels – but it’s moisturising and yet matte so it doesn’t move around. This texture is ideal for a bolder shade, it is still going to be there evenly on the lips, even after hours of wear.

This lipstick comes in three shades –

Jewel – Deep Pink Cerise

Damask – Nude Rose Brown

Vamp – Striking Red

I think finding a good red lipstick can be very difficult, I definitely will give ‘Vamp’ a try. The shade ‘Jewel’ appealed to me so much because it really is quite unusual. I think with lipsticks it’s always safer to look at the colour in the shop, but buying online is so easy! I possibly have too many lipsticks already, that I should be using, that fit into the ‘Damask’ shade category. I say that, it could well be mine soon enough….

The lipsticks are £9.50, and there is a current ‘buy one get one half price’ offer on, on the make-up range. Fabulous christmas gifts and stocking fillers too…

Here is the link to Marcel Wanders’ for M & S –

Marcel Wanders Moisturising Lipstick

Jewel M&S

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