What lipstick did Ruth Negga wear to the Golden Globes?

Negga's zero effort lippy and other picks for a payday beauty hall splurge

 

I am not for even an instant suggesting that anyone can buy their way out of the January blues. This month has a craggy coldness all its own that leaves us yearning for February. We’re nearly out the other side, but this month has a unique asceticism that often leads us to cut all the nice things out at once. It can also be financially very lean. However, if you have a budget to head to your nearest beauty hall and pick up a January joy to put some comfort and sparkle back into this dreary month, do.

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Longwear Retractable Lip Crayon (€35 from Jan 27th)

Ruth Negga recently wore this in supremely wearable crayon in Nude at the Golden Globes. This is an incredibly easy, polished-looking lip colour with zero effort or mirror required. Comfortable and elegant, it’s a little oasis of colour and shine in an unrelenting month.

Clarins Tender Moments Collection (from Feb 6th)

If you can wait till February, this cheerful little collection is a joy. The Daily Energiser Lip Balm (€14) and Skin Illusion Blush (€20 in three shades) are both pretty, affordable and smile-inducingly cute.

Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream Fragrance (from €68 for 30mls)

This unusual, heady fragrance is complex, interesting and comforting. With patchouli, black pepper, frankincense and more, it’s a richly layered, transporting sensory experience,

Elave Sensitive Intensive Cream (€15.85)

This may denote more comfort than sparkle, but the mammoth 500g tub is such good value, and the unguent inside so eminently practical. Essentially a combination of Vaseline and coconut oil, it acts like a layer of cling film over any product you apply underneath. Use it to enhance the speed and effectiveness of other dry skin products. Suitable for everywhere (within reason) and everyone.

Essie Getting Groovy (€9.99)

I always undergo a few weeks of dejected mourning when the gold, sparkly atmosphere of early January is packed away in boxes. You can keep the gold alive by wearing an opulent, jolly metallic nail colour like this one.

Pixi Peel & Polish Resurfacing Concentrate (€28 from M&S Stores)

This exfoliator contains lactic acid and enzymes that dissolve the bond between dead surface skin cells and the new ones underneath. It’s an instant skin reviver.

Caitlyn Jenner for MAC Lipstick in Rockit! (€21)

If you have just over €20 in your pocket and are in the market for a luxe but wearable lipstick, this, in a gold and black rubber bullet, is the one.

Jo Malone London Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense (€90 for 50mls)

The cologne intense range is my favourite – all the fragrances are dark, rich, and edgily unisex. This latest addition is so warm and comforting, all hot sand, smoke and intoxicating vanilla. Spray it on and the world feels warmer.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Protect UV Mist SPF 30 (€15.35)

This is ingenious – a hydrating, moisturising SPF fine mist spray for over makeup. A highly sensible and refreshing buy.

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