bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lips
Say 'bareMinerals' and you'll probably think: 'skin'. They helped pioneer the whole mineral make-up market - which as we know only too well has exploded, giving the mainstream foundation market a run for its money. From now on, though, say 'bareMinerals' and you might well think of lips - because they've creted an entire lip collection which is definitely putting a smile on ours.
Think: a highly-pigmented gloss which swooshes on intense colour as well as shine: true movie star glamour, with the sweep of an applicator. (Or dab and blend with a finger for a lower-key sheen.)
And think: a twist-up, propelling-pencil-style lip pencil which is brilliant for outlining lips without the risk of scratching that a wooden pencil has. (Though one caveat: although the lip pencil comes in a wide range of shades, to match the lipsticks, we'd still only ever recommend something like Exhilarated, a warm rose pink neutral. You want lip pencil to match your lips, not your lipstick.) Marvelous Moxie Lipliner actually looks great applied over the lipstick, for extra definition.
'Moxie' doesn't mean much on this side of the Atlantic, but Stateside, it's a byword for attitude. In other words, someone with a lot of lip.
And thanks to bareMinerals, this will give you a LOT of lip.
UK readers find bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick/£14.40 at www.johnlewis.com - buy here; Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss/£16 - buy here, and Marvelous Moxie Lipliner - buy here US readers find the collection atwww.sephora.com/$15-18 - buy here