The reader: Justina Kochansky, 35, from Stoke Newington

The problem: Justina’s day-to-day look consists of concealer, powder, lip balm, blusher and a bit of eyeshadow. ‘I want to be pushed out of my make-up comfort zone to find a more daring look to suit me,’ she says.

The solution: We chose an on-trend fuchsia lipstick to give Justina a polished, glamorous and youthful makeover.


Step 1. Apply YSL Touche Eclat, £25, across the Cupid’s bow to create the illusion of a plumper pout – great for lips that have lost fullness with age.

Step 2. Use a matching-coloured liner – try Barry M Lipliner in No 12, £2.99 – to define the shape then fill in the entire lip to give extra staying power.

Step 3. Use a lip brush to apply Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in No 11, £7.99. This will give you more control and allow you to build up the colour gradually.


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