A dash of lipstick can make you feel more confident than anything else you might be wearing. I’ve always been the nude, palest-pink type and ever since I started to pay more attention to the (little) make-up I put on, I’ve been using this – I rarely use anything but now. But I will be honest and confess that every now and then I fall off the wagon and indulge in a guilty pleasure, like this YSL Pur Couture rouge (Rouge Feu). If only for the fact that a brand new lipstick is one of the best feel good moments of all. I wasn’t sure whether a deeper colour like this one would suit me, but it does. And it’s forgiving even in the day time, when worn in a thin layer, complimenting so well the greys, khakis, camels and navys I’ve been wearing. There is really nothing like a lipstick for a pick me up.
photo by me | editorial photo by Inex & Vinoodh for Porter magazine, Winter 2014, model: Christy Turlington