"Lipstick is the most valuable weapon in a woman's make-up kit. It has the power to transform the appearance and mood of the person wearing it, and, at the same time, arouses the admiration of everybody else." Monica Bellucci knew what she was on about. And so to inspire you, here are our top five lipsticks for summer.
Dior Addict Lacquer Stick, €36.50
A high-shine finish that feels buttery on the lips, with bursting colour in vibrant shades.
L?Or?al Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction in Haute Rouge, €10.49
A smart red, with a lovely pink undertone - ideal for outdoor evening parties.
MAC Fruity Juicy Lipstick, €28.50
Hello summer! These lovely lippies are pretty and punchy, inside and out.
Max Factor Velvet Matte Lipstick, €10.99
A soft and long-wearing'matte that doesn't harden and layers rich colour in one go.
Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Misty, €18With the moisturising power of a balm, and a sweep of sweet pink colour, this peppermint-scented stick is a keeper.
This article originally appeared in the May issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.?