Who wouldn’t love a perfect berry-shade of lipstick as a gift? Today’s gem comes from Me Me Me. Encased in the prettiest packaging – think black and white swirly, gothic-style patterns and little cherubic angels (very festive) – the just launched Lip Sheen, £9.95, gives a high-shine pop of colour all with the feeling of a balm. The formulas are injected with anti-oxidants so they work to protect and care for lips – ideal for winter – and give an ultra-smooth finish.
Founded in 2010, MeMeMe’s ethos is to offer top-end formulations, based on luxury brands, but with accessible prices. The brand’s line-up of covetable products has a very boutique feel – very of the moment.
This shade – Rich Maroon – is a soft red, and is suited for those who want a subtle version of a bright lip. It’s cool but not obvious. I’ve been wearing it with a pared-back face – a smooth and even complexion achieved with a tinted BB cream, eyebrow gel to help frame the face, bronzer to give a glow – and this little gem to give a pop of colour.
More importantly, with my Christmas Countdown theme in mind, the pretty illustration-style packaging means this a lovely little gift for a girlfriend or relative. And there are ten catwalk and street-inspired shades to choose from (in other words you’ll find the latest on-trend hues which I often struggle to actually find when choosing new make-up – often going for a safe neutral), so you can find something for everyone.
Just make sure they give you a smacker under the mistletoe to say thanks!