Beauty tips: crisp matte lips for a power pout

Lawyer on a lunch date: Bottega Veneta AW18.

Worn with taupe eyeshadow and creamy skin, the most memorable lip from the Bottega Veneta show was not a wild fuchsia or bold red, instead, a brownish berry shade, in uncompromising matte. Here is a 1990s look, but polished to within an inch of its life. Think corporate takeover, think lawyer on a lunch date, think boss in a cold climate. And exfoliate first.

Get the look

1. Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick £25,
2. Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in PMS £16,
3. Guerlain Rouge G lipstick in 555 £22.05,
4. Sisley Phyto Rouge lipstick in Rose Granada £38,
5. Chantecaille Lip Veil in Elderberry £38,
6. Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Miss Scarlett £25,
7. Tom Ford Lip Color in So Vain £40,
8. Armani Beauty Rouge D’Armani Matte Lipstick in 200 £30,
9. Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Liner in Fangs £14.50,
10. Asos High Shine Liquid Lipstickin Fickle £6,

Burning bright

L’Occitane has launched a ‘solidarity candle’, with all profits going towards helping prevent avoidable blindness in children in developing countries. The brand’s labels are also printed in braille. £9,

Dead good

The V&A’s Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition has been so popular it has been extended to 18 November – and to coincide with the Day of the Dead, 2 November, there will be a special 48-hour opening of the exhibition (

Water works

Suzanne Duckett’s book Bathe, out on 8 November (£16.99), celebrates the simple bath. As well as providing a concise history of bathing, it features ‘power bath recipes’ (how to fight a cold, as well as de-stress and, umm, wash?) Buy it for £14.61 at