Beauty spot: black-cherry lips

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lipstickBlack magic: tap into your inner goth with black-cherry lips. Photograph: Observer

If you’re going to wear make-up, then you might as well really, really wear it. Catwalk make-up at the mo’ is either “natural” (bit of Vaseline, a pinch of the cheek and the winsome eyes of someone far more virginal than you’ve ever been) or full-on looks, for which the statement lip is key. I say statement lip, but in the late 90s we just called it Rimmel black cherry and slopped it on on the bus. Now, we fill in the whole lip with pencil, topped off with Tom Ford’s Black Orchid (36,, which, despite costing more than a Michelin meal, is so rich with pigment you only need a single slick. It’s like the black-cherry lipstick of our youth, but grown up and married to a millionaire.


Benefit Oh Currant 14,
Chanel La Fascinante 23.50, 020 7493 3836
Illamasqua Kontrol Kontrol 15.50,
Lord & Berry Black Red Vogue 11,
Diego Dalla Palma Dark Mauve Pencil 13,

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Beauty spot: black-cherry lips


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