Belfast Telegraph

The Ten Best Lipsticks

Chosen by Dominique Major

Skies are grey, so reinvigorate your pout for winter with one of these dramatic new-season shades

1. Rouge pur couture in 'Golden lustre'

£22.50, YSL,

Inspired by the opulent shades of haute-couture dresses, Golden Lustre is a subtle pink with a high shine, thanks to a dash of glitter.

2. Rouge allure in 'Famous'

£24, Chanel,

The sparkle in this will make your red lips perfect for party season, while its luxurious formula makes for a rich colour. And it's all packaged in a stylish click-open case.

3. Rich lip colour in 'Cosmic raspberry'

£18, Bobbi Brown,

Inject some colour into your cosmetics with this fuchsia lipstick by Bobbi Brown with SPF 12.

4. Rouge prodige in 'Rosy coral'

£17, Clarins, available nationwide

Clarins' 'high fidelity pearl' formula makes use of natural silicone and white clay to ensure long-lasting lusciousness that won't fade.

5. 'Kontrol'

£15.50, Illamasqua,

This violet shade can be a show-stopping look or a subtle stain and has a smooth, glossy finish that won't dry out your lips.

6. Semi-Matt lipstick in 'Belle de jour'

£18, Nars,

This lipstick is one of those perfect "in between" colours, blending terracotta with taupe to create a modern take on a trendy neutral.

7. Colour elixir in 'Mulberry'

£7.99, Max Factor,

This gets the make-up artist seal of approval after being used by Pat McGrath for Gucci's autumn show. Ingredients include moisturising shea, avocado and aloe butters.

8. Sweet kiss lipstick in 'Rose cachemire'

£7.99, Bourjois, available nationwide

Inspired by travels in the East, Bourjois's new colour will add a delicate hint of pink for daytime.

9. The Kate Moss collection, No 3

£5.49, Rimmel, available nationwide

The supermodel's take on cosmetic classics: this nude tone has a chic Sixties feel.

10. 'Inspiration'

£8, Topshop,

Topshop's dramatic damson shade is great value and perfectly in keeping with the current Nineties revival, so go a bit 4 Non Blondes with your look. Top hat optional.

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