Last year, the ‘it colour’ for lips was bright, hot, neon pink. As soon as I saw Agyness Deyn on the cover of June’s Vogue sporting a sour-strawberry shade on her pucker I was sold. I dutifully flicked the page, scrolled my eye down to the cover info and found the culprit; Christian Dior Rouge Dior lipstick in Diorlywood Pink. Adorable yet sexy, flirtatious with attitude… yes, this was my lippy of choice for Summer 2007.
I probably wore the bright, juicy pink shade twice that summer. No, not because there is anything wrong with it. It was simply because the hue is unmistakably summery and sunny, and the dismal Indian summer that I experienced was no place for electric pink pouts. Especially in grey Newcastle where I spent the drizzly Summer of ’07.
As the weather slowly but surely begins to warm up, in my new city of London at least, I remembered my beloved fuchsia lippy. A bit of digging around in make-up bags, drawers and handbags and I was once again holding the shiny blue and black tube in my hands.
I pop off the top and twirl the waxy stick up… crikey, it sure is bold. Sweeping the colour over my lips I remember why I adored this hue so much. It is vibrant and daring but undeniably attractive, and the formula itself is soft without being slippery.
Let’s just hope the weather holds out…