Inject some sunshine into your make-up bag with our pick of the buzziest new-season treats, by our beauty expert Bella Blissett.
We are but a week into January and, as expected, it is cold, dark and fairly disheartening to think of the long stretch ahead until spring. So today, I set myself one task: everything on this page must be a reason to be cheerful…
From rhubarb-and-custard pink and yellow at Roksanda to bubblegum fuchsia and green at Marc Cain, the S/S 18 catwalks were awash with confident candy shades. These promise to add the same flair to your make-up kit.
Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Fab and On Point (£22 each, spacenk.com) takes no prisoners.
For cheery colours in a more forgiving sheer texture, there’s Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint in Bare Melon (above left) and Bare Popsicle (£25.50 each, bobbibrown.co.uk).
And I challenge anyone not to feel perkier when swiping on INC.redible Jelly Shot Lip Quencher in Ex Revenge (£8, nailsinc.com), which has 24-carat gold flecks and a flower inside the bullet.
Give skin some va-va voom with Dior’s new Capture Youth serums. Described as ‘age-delaying’ rather than the more negative anti-ageing, the formula doesn’t merely counter historic skin damage but actively attempts to anticipate it.
Select from the glow-getting, plumping, mattifying, sculpting and redness-reducing boosters (£75, dior.com, from 17 January). They say prevention is better than cure – and I say better skin for longer is worth shouting about.