No matter how gorgeous that new lipstick is, it’ll have a hard job looking good on dry or chapped lips, so a little prep is in order. Give them some TLC with Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm, a handbag friendly take on the original cream which has been a best seller since the 1930s. Used during the day, it givesips a subtle sheen. I like it worn over lips filled in with a natural lip pencil, such as MAC’s Spice. It also gives nourishment when used overnight, for a perfect morning pout. €22.50 at Arnotts.