Trial A Trend: Hot Pink Lips

Joely Walker takes the J. JS Lee fuchsia lip into the #ELLEPhotobooth…

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By Joely Walker

Have you seen the Beauty Opener on page 161 of the January issue of ELLE (on sale today)? The look is fresh and modern, see…

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Pink lipstick and I have a give/take relationship – they give and I take, and it works just fine for both of us. I rely on it to perk me up on a weekly (if not daily) basis when I’m feeling tired or generally run down and it doesn’t ask for anything in return.

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Sure enough, once I’ve taken my #TrialATrend of the J. JS Lee look into the new #ELLEPhotobooth, I’m head-over-heels for the vivid fuchsia shade. Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Courtisane, £25, is creamy, easy to apply and on just the right side of statement whilst still being office-appropriate. I can tell we’re going to get on very well indeed come Spring/Summer 14.

White eye make-up on the other hand? We don’t get on quiet so well. I often use the old trick of tracing my water line with a flesh-coloured liner to counteract redness and to brighten (works a treat for disguising hangover eyes) but when I try the stark white liner it has an adverse effect, drawing attention to my computer screen eyes (read: bloodshot and dry).

Next time, I’ll pair with a nude eye-liner, a slick of black mascara and plenty of pearlised highlighter on my cheekbones.

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