Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick

Winter was a very, very good season for lipsticks - but spring's shaping up to be even more exciting, frankly. What we really, really love about this new crop is that they knock old-school lipsticks into a cocked hat, comfort-wise. Several factors have hooked us, with this: the ease of application: it truly does glide on very smoothly, straight from the tube. Secondly, the 16 shades feature something for absolutely everyone - from discreet nudes to deep berries. (Smooth, luxurious packaging, too, in Lauder's signature navy and gold.)

But most of all, that Slanket-like comfort: Color Envy Shine incorporates hyaluronic spheres and a 'time-released' moisture complex, so it really doesn't ever feel dry or tight, as so many have in the past.

Not so much 'Beauty Bible Loves' as 'Beauty Bible Adores', in this case.

UK readers find Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick at www.boots.com/£24