With my pale skin, a look I absolutely adore is minimal makeup, maybe a slick of liquid liner and a real pop of a bright orangey red on the lips. I tried the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in In Love With Ginger, and the shade was spot on. However I really cannot get on with bright or dark colours in moisturising formulas as they end up sliding halfway down my chin, so I've been looking for a similar shade with a matte formulation ever since.
The matte lipstick I had been looking for months came in the form of none other than the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick (£25) in Restless. It is described by Estée Lauder as being "Part poppy. Part orange crush. All matte. All Kendall. It is a bright orangey red shade that really makes a statement. If you're looking for a lipstick to slick on to make you feel all sassy, then this is it. This isn't the shade for the wallflowers of the world.
The formulation of the Pure Color Envy lipsticks is stunning. This is so creamy and moisturising that there is even the tendency to forget that it is matte. Now I don't know about you, but usually you know if you're wearing a matte lipstick. All the dryness, all the flaking... Estée Lauder's offering fortunately applies like a dream, giving a full pout in just one swipe. On application, it has a real neon pop to it, but to make it more wearable, I tend to blot it slightly and work it into my lips. The lipstick is long lasting, and stays put through a cuppa and a bite to eat.