CHOOSE AN ENERGISING COLOUR
Colour is important and can put you in a good mood all day. If you are short of time to do your make-up in the morning, just make sure you apply a bright lipstick. Red looks great — as does a bright pink or a coral. I prefer deep, pure reds with no trace of pink in them.
For instant energy, try L’Oreal Paris’s new Colour Riche Made For Me Intense in 373 Magnetic Coral, £8.16 (Boots). The colour lives up to its name — it is highly pigmented and has a matte, flat finish. This makes your face look alive, even if you are not wearing any other make-up.
MY TIP FROM MADONNA
I got a great tip from Madonna, who taught me to use a short-haired rounded brush for applying lip colour (previously I had always used a long, retractable brush) for an intense finish. MAC has some great short-haired brushes (316 Lip Brush, £15, maccosmetics.co.uk).
TONING IT DOWN
If you are worried about colour being too bright, apply neutral colour to the lips first by applying a light covering of foundation to the lips.
It will neutralise the natural lip colour and will help the colour last longer.
Also add a touch of powder (L’Oreal Paris True Match Powder, £8.19, Boots) over the top of the lipstick for a flatter lo