Say the name Gwen Stefani, and immediately images of bold red lips come to mind. What we love about Stefani’s love affair with red lipstick is that she’s just as likely to rock rouge lips on the red carpet as she is while taking her kids to the playground on her day off. While most of us save our red lipstick-wearing hours for Friday and Saturday nights, we’ve been inspired by Stefani in No Doubt’s new video “Settle Down” to paint our lips red in the daytime. While the beauty counters have never been at a loss for bold red shades, our latest favourite comes from LUSH’s new cosmetic line, Emotional Brilliance, which launches in LUSH stores on Saturday, July 21. We’ve had a chance to play around with all of LUSH’s new cream eyeshadows, liquid liners and liquid lips, and our favourite from the new vegan line of cosmetics is LUSH’s liquid lips in Ambition ($22.95). The bold red hue goes on smoothly and rests lightly on your lips without feeling heavy or overly glossy. The best part is, if you want to rock red lips at the office, all you have to do is blot your lips and – WHAM – you’ve got boardroom-friendly lucious levres. The colour lasts all day, but we recommend throwing on another coat when it’s time for cocktail hour at maxing the full potential of your pout.
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