Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balm

At Beauty Bible, we actually have our own red lipstick correspondent, Miss Carson Parkin-Fairley.  OK, so she's a relation.  But this isn't nepotism:  nobody we know rocks a red lip like Carson - so we asked her to try this buzzy new Rimmel launch, and if she liked it, to report back.  And here goes: 'As a connoisseur and long time veteran of the red lipstick, I am always on the look out for a new red for the season ahead. And I think I may have found my autumn/ winter in Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balm.

Aptly named "The Redder The Better" (I always feel that way), it looks like a huge crayon you might have used at school. A strong and deep but bright red, I’ve found myself wearing it everywhere.

The lasting power is pretty impressive too:  after lunch and a coffee it had faded only slightly. Love that it's not as thick as a lipstick and it doesn't have the stickiness of lipgloss. The thick pencil tip means you don't even need a mirror to re apply.

At only £5.99 it comes highly recommended by a girl who knows her reds. And for those of you not yet ready for red, it comes in six other shades ranging from a show-stopping pink to a demure nude.'

Lipstick-lovers:  that's your red alert.

UK readers find Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balm at www.boots.com/£5.99 - buy here