New Cid i-line: I’m impressed with the softness and colour of this i-line kohl pen – gorgeous, buttery formulation that goes easily and softly onto the inner rim. The shade – Brown – is a dark, chocolate brown that is colour true on the outer lids, but goes slightly lighter on the inner rims.

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick: For someone who isn’t a lipstick fan in real life, prefering the lighter touch of gloss, I think I might have found the lippie that’s going to convert me. I liked the fact it feels like a gloss on the lips but without any stickiness or high shine…in fact, its designed to feel almost weightless and I’d say it does – almost! Love the quilt effect packaging that – if it was a luxury and not a mass brand – would become an instant luxury hit if the casing was a glossy black metal, not plastic. But, Revlon is mass, and sells at mass price, so it’s wishful thinking on my part. These launch in June

Max Factor Vibrant Curve Effect Lipgloss: You have to wonder sometimes just what else they could do to a gloss, amongst the millions of glosses on the market to make a new one any different. Well, they curved the traditional doe foot applicator to bend slightly backwards, and in those few degrees, MF have come up with a genius applicator! Designed to fit the curves of the lips perfectly, and scoop up extra portions of gloss at the same time, it does exactly that. The gloss inside looks very sparkly, but on application didn’t seem to be so. The texture is non sticky – the downside is that it doesn’t last very long. If you don’t mind lots of reapplications, the shades that I’ve tried are nice and sheer. Available in April for £7.99.

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