I am terrified of red lipstick, unlike my fellow blogger, BeautyWooMe, whose lifetime quest is to find the perfect red. Last time I ventured out wearing the boldest Clinique red, although I know it suited me, it was just too attention grabbing for me and I spent the entire day holding my hand over my mouth and worrying whether it had transfered to my teeth or I’d inadvertently smeared it across my cheek, a la drunk-lady. In fact, I am far more in love with gloss and tend to stick with neutrals (boring?), but I feel myself tempted again for a tube of grown up lipstick now that I’ve seen Estee Lauder’s new Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lipsticks, £16, on counters at the end of June (and yes, there’s a wow red – Stay Scarlet). The packaging is gorgeous; really tactile and sleek in navy and gold cartouches. They’re fade resistant, long wearing and smudge/feather proof, and come in 12 shades…hmm maybe I will have another go at red…(although probably not!).

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