Four of the Best: Lip glosses for autumn
Published 01/09/2010 | 16:34
With statement lips taking centre stage this autumn there is plenty of colour out there. Armed only with a sullen pout, we at Independent Woman have trawled the beauty counters of Ireland in the search for this season's best lip glosses.
Here are our favourite glosses for the new season:
Bourjois Rose Exclusif
Those of you looking for something a little more bespoke this autumn may be interested in the latest gloss from Bourjois. Designed to be different on each wearer, the nude gloss adjusts on contact with the lips and leaves you with a personalised pink unique to the PH of your lips. On the downside, it looks slightly different on everyone, on the upside, it worked a charm for this tester!
Available from selected pharmacies, priced at €10.49
Rimmel Vinyl Gloss in Pin Up
If tight purse-strings mean you're wearing more of a frown these days the latest Vinyl Gloss collection from Rimmel might turn the corners of your mouth upwards for a change. At just under seven quid you're not going to have to tip the piggy bank and the quality is quite good at this price range - lots of shine, not so sticky and the gloss stays put which means you'll also save on the tissues.
With 14 shades there is plenty of choice but if you're looking to get in touch with your inner Barbie try the gorgeously pouty tones of Pin Up.
Available from selected pharmacies, priced at €6.55.
Estée Lauder Pure Colour Gloss in Passion Fruit
Proving that the summer shade of coral is still alive and kicking, Estee Lauder's Pure Colour Gloss in Passion Fruit is perfect for warming winter lips. The gloss formula wears and moisturises well, leaving glossy soft lips that don't need to be topped up too often and as the gloss also contains something of a sparkle the colour works for day and evening wear. If all that weren't enough hand mirrors can be left at home as the neat sponge applicator makes this a doddle to apply.
Available from Estee Lauder Counters, priced at €22.
Chanel's Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss in Exces
Ladies looking to channel their inner Marylin this autumn may enjoy the rosy hues of Chanel's Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss in Exces.
Although it doesn't hit counters until October 1st the gloss is more than worth the wait. As with all things Chanel the deep red is all of the shine with none of the brass and, whilst I'm not normally the sort to be swayed by a bit of packaging, the black and gold lacquered case is a simple lesson in handbag refinement.
Available from Chanel counters from October 1st, priced at €28.50.