14 January 2016


For every day at the office in 2016, I vouched to wear a bright lipstick. Not only does a bold lip help me to feel more put together, but it is also a great confidence booster. I am really trying despite a really difficult circumstance in my life to be bold and happy like my lipstick. Because as Elizabeth Taylor once said: "Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together."

I have a few of my favourite bold lipsticks on rotation and I usually start the week with 'No Competition' by Benefit it's a deep, muted purple that is insanely glossy. A girl who would later become the fiance of an ex boyfriend (weird) gave me it at a ball years ago as I had no lippy... I never gave it back. Her loss though because it's a lovely plummy, shade that looks especially good with a tan. 

I love a bold, pink lip and we all know 'Girl about town' from MAC is my all time favourite lipstick. I like to wear this on days when I have meetings, or something particularly tricky is on the horizon, it's a great pick me up and insanely glossy and hydrating. It wears well too so I never have to worry about the dreaded 'strawberry mouth.' My second pink of choice is 'Brighton Rock' from Topshop it's an absolute banger so I know why the bloggersphere go mental for it. The colour is a lighter, baby pink that really makes your teeth look white.

When a red lip day is upon me (usually midweek) I go for a classic 'Russian Red' by MAC. It is more comfortable to wear than my other old favourite, Ruby Woo and though it is a matte finish, it isn't overly drying and wears well on the lips. If my outfit is going to contain at least a hint of leopard print, a classic, bold red lip is the perfect pairing.

Purple lips take my fancy more towards the end of the week, they're a great pick me up and when left to do the talking with a paired back eye, they look insane. I love 'Heroine' from MAC it is a really insipid purple and makes me feel all alien-esc. My second purple calling is 'Vamp' by make-up revolution, a seriously deep purple that looks black in the bullet. Great for days when you don't want people to disturb you.

Which lipstick makes you feel most confident?



  1. Loved this Hollie, I love Girl About Town too and have wanted to try Brighton Rock for so long I really need to pick that up! lots of love xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  2. Awh thankyou Zo, Brighton Rock would really compliment your blue eyes and blonde hair x


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