Shannon Lawlor, freelance beauty editor, says: “I have seriously dry lips all year round, so I usually favour balms over drying lipsticks. With this stuff, however, you get the best of both. Hyaluronic acid delivers the plumping and hydrating effects of a balm, while the nude pigments come off creamy and rich. To be honest, there isn’t really a nude in the collection that I don’t like, but personally, I find Dare to Bare is the most wearable, as it’s virtually the same colour as my natural lips. My skin is relatively fair but olive with yellow undertones, and my lips have quite a naturally strong red pigment. I spent my life reaching for cool-toned nudes and lighter, tinted balms to soften my makeup looks, as I found my red-tinted lips jarring, but the deep, rosy-brown shade of this lipstick has encouraged me to enhance my natural lip shade rather than hide it.”
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