We fall into two groups; those who love a smoky eye, and those who love their lipstick. As a longterm member of the former, either I stick with my increasingly uncool smudgy eye or up-date with a new hot lip colour. With the likes of Alexa Chung at the Grammys, or the super glam, super cool Marion Cotillard at the Baftas, as my inspiration it’s time to take the plunge.
My bright lip tip is to not judge the colour in the bullet, but try on as many as possible to find the one that suddenly makes your eyes and teeth whiter and your skin glow. Find that right bright and it works like anti-ageing magic everytime.
Roja Dove is a man with a passion for all things perfume, and when we met up recently on an icy cold day he gave me this great scent tip. ‘We think that we should only wear those crisp, fresh fragrances in the summer, but on a cold day they can smell fabulous,’ he explains (in the same way that those traditionally heavier, headier winter florals work in hot, humid weather). Lancôme’s classic lemony Ô de Lancôme, Annick Goutal’s fresh Eau d’Hadrien and Dior’s Escale à Parati cologne are three summer favourites that I now love to wear in the cold weather.