I’ve been in two minds about whether to post about this because quite frankly I remain a bitter person about never, ever having been upgraded on a Virgin flight. There must be some key to success in this, and actually, I think it was one of the first ever topics I talked about on Twitter – how the hell do you get an upgrade on VA? I’ve dressed smart, I’ve looked pitiful and I’ve blatantly asked.. no joy. It’s a lifetime’s ambition so the fact that they’ve introduced Upper Class Red lipstick as part of the new Upper Class Cabin London to NY is just salt in the wounds – it’s not like I’m ever going to see it. However, if you are travelling that route, and get upgraded (or pay full price, in which case, I’d like to marry you) you get a free sample. 

It’s made by bare Minerals and is, er, parking my pique to one side for a sec, quite a lovely red. It will eventually be more widely available but if you think it will increase your upgrade chances, it’s going to be at the VA Clubhouse Spa at Heathrow. Personally, I’m buying an orange jacket and taking my chances on Easyjet.

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