Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet

Two intense lip products in a week? Absolutely. Because if you like a lip look that lasts and lasts and lasts and lasts (and lasts), this is your baby. (And strong lips are such a great look, this sunner.) Budge-proof doesn’t even begin to cover Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet. And this delivers va-va-voom from the get-go: seriously strong, intense colour with - yes, the name lives up to it - a velvet finish, in a choice of eight shades.

It's incredibly lightweight and comfortable, and doesn't deliver that sensation that you're wearing someone else's lips, and they're slightly too small - which we often get from a long-last lip product.

You want to get the application right - but with the sponge tip, that's quite easy. Just apply - and forget about it, till you catch sight of your lips in the mirror at lunchtime, and realise that yes: that vamp is you.

UK readers Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet at£8.99 - buy here