I have never tried really bright pink lips. I dress in black 90% of the time, and often feel a bit scared of colour, but I’ve been trying to be more daring recently, which is why I agreed to give pink lip glosses a go.
Of the ones I tried, I liked two in particular – Rimmel’s Oh My Gloss in Modern Pink (£5.99) and the Barry M Lip Boss in Office Romance (£4.49). For me, Oh My Gloss felt like a really great introduction to the world of pink lips. It’s not hugely pigmented and it’s sheer, but it leaves behind a cute berry lip. For someone as afraid to do pink lips as me I would recommend this one for sure. I’ve probably been using the Barry M the most, though – it’s so good for highlighting the centre of my lips and making them look fuller. I think it has a bit of a 1990s vibe, and it smells really good, too.
Of the others I tried, I found L’Oréal Infallible Mega Gloss in Mafia (£6.99) a bit intimidating. Along with the bad-ass name and its thick buttery texture, it’s just so pink that I’m not at all sure I’ve got the courage to wear this one “out out”.
And while I do like the fact that lip gloss in general is a bit more of a statement than a lipstick, and I like the extra shine, I found the Chantecaille Luminous Gloss in Framboise (£25) a bit too sticky. It looks really pretty, super-pink and glittery in its tube, but it doesn’t sit on my lips properly and it’s a bit too thick, so it’s not one for wearing with my hair down.
• Next week: David Yang on hair conditioners