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Got your lipstick marks still on my coffee cup

lipstick

As we move from the winter months into the spring, trends are changing.  But lipstick is something which stays on trend for a long time.  Whilst bright post-box-red will always be classic, my two other favourite trends for lip colour at the moment are…..

Deep dark and daring reds:

Gwyneth Paltrow :: Megan Fox :: Ashley Olson :: Rooney Mara :: Kate Winslet :: Anne Hathaway

Gwyneth Paltrow :: Megan Fox :: Ashley Olson :: Rooney Mara :: Kate Winslet :: Anne Hathaway

Wear with a simple winged eye or a smokey bronzed eyelid and lashings of mascara.  This type of lip makes a statement, so you don’t need to go overboard with the eye make up too, or the phrase drag queen might be batted around a little.  I like to match the strong lip with a strong brow to make a real statement… And a Megan Fox style pout won’t hurt either!!  Here are some gorgeous colours to try, there’s something for all budgets…

dark lips1. 195 Raspberry - Maybelline Superstay24 DualEnded Lip Color* – £8.99.  2. MAC Red – M-A-C Lipstick - £14.00.  3. 542 Cherry Pie - Maybelline Superstay24 DualEnded Lip Color* – £8.99.  4. Queen of Hearts - Collection 2000 Lasting Colour Lipstick – £2.99.  5. Red Devil - SEVENTEEN Supreme Shine Lipstick – £4.99.

*This stuff really works, it stays on for ages and doesn’t fade or flake.  Quite hard to take off when you’ve got a few wines inside you though!

Bright, bold and beautiful pinks:

Emma Stone :: Kat Graham :: Lea Michele :: Selena Gomez :: Kelly Osborn

Emma Stone :: Kat Graham :: Lea Michele :: Selena Gomez :: Kelly Osborn

While pink isn’t everyone’s favourite, you can’t get more girly or feminine.  With pink lips this season, brighter is better.  Don’t go for anything to cotton candy coloured or you will look like a bad barbie/gypsy bride.  Think bold and bright like Emma Stone.  Again this lip should be teamed with a simple eye, and beautiful highlighted cheekbones (I like high beam by benefit).  Here are my top five faves…

pink lips

1. Peach Pop - Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 – £16.00.  2. 020 - Rimmel: Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick – £5.49.  3. Candy Yum-Yum - M-A-C Lipstick - £14.00.  4. Fuschia Flash - Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick Collection – £7.19.  5. Raspberry Glace - Clinique Different Lipstick – £16.00.

Have fun making a statement with your lips,

love EJ xo

Return of the Mac

This April has been especially wet and windy in the UK and unfortunately it looks like it’s not going away any time soon.  So I’ve been hunting down some lovely wet weather gear to keep us all warm and cosy when we have to venture outside.  With Mac’s this season, it’s all about camel, or if you want something darker then opt for navy or dark brown rather than black to stay on trend.  With wellies, either opt for texture, bright and bold block colours or go for something girly and floral.  Here are some of my favourites, all under £100…

1. Double Breasted Raincoat – £59.99 – Zara. 2. Hayley PU Trim Storm Flap Belted Trench Coat Mac – £35.00 – boohoo.com.   3. Classic Mac – £55.00 – ASOS.  4.  Trenchcoat – £29.99 – H&M.  5.  Ladies Festival Wellies by Lora Dora- £17.99 – Amazon.  6. Wax Double Breasted Jacket – £80.00 - Topshop.  7. Seagulls Print Flexilite Umbrella  - £15.00 – M&S.  8. Nutty Knee Floral Welly – £25.00 - Office.  9. Polka dot Umbrella – £6.99 - H&M.  10. Joules Floral Print Welly – £37.00 – Office. 11. Camel Cotton Parker – £55.00 - Dorothy Perkins.  12. Jackie Double Breasted Mac – £20.00 - boohoo.com.  13. Cath Kidston Kensington-2 Umbrella£28.00 £20.00 - ASOS.  14. Collarless Panel Trench – £79.00 – Topshop.  15. Pleated Swing Mac – £65.00 - ASOS.  16. Fulton Super Slim Soft Floral Umbrella£18.00  £10.00 - ASOS.  17. Croc Print Welly – £30.00 – Office. 18. Trench Coat With Double Buttons – £69.99 - Zara. 19. Black Quilted Strap Wellies – £25.00 – Next.

I hope one of these helps to keep you dry…

Love,