From high shine to a powdery pout, it’s time to talk texture with your lipstick

We found the next generation formulas that act and perform as a base for your pout.

Oil La La

Think gloss but better, and you’re on the right track with L’Oréal Paris Lip Spa Moisturising Lip Tint In Oil in Pompom Pink, £8.99.

Coconut and meadowfoam seed oil nourish while leaving a hint of colour on lips.

Lacquer Up

Sheer gloss or high-impact lipstick? Do both with Lancôme L’Absolu Lacquer Lipstick in Ultra Rôse, £23.

Apply one coat for a subtle sheen or two for a full-on finish.

Wet ’n’ Wild

If you’re looking for a totally kiss-proof pout, say hello to Clarins Water Lip Stain in Orange Water, £19.

This non-transfer tint leaves your lips perfectly peachy without drying them out.

Powder Puff

Matte lipstick has been given a new twist with By Terry Lip Powder Essence in Pink Kiss, £25.

Simply layer up the powder to reveal a long-lasting shine-free lip.

Balm Down

Love the way balm feels on your lips but find the colour pay-off a bit meh?

Then YSL Volupté Liquid Colour Balm in Watch Me Orange, £26, is for you.

The pomegranate extract will keep your pout moisturised all day, while its high water content creates a dewy finish without sacrificing colour.

Ask Beauty Editor Lauren

Vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable beauty is having a moment right now. And rightly so.

With the negative impact we’re having on the world becoming more apparent, it seems frivolous to cause damage for the sake of a face cream.

In the EU there’s been a ban on animal testing since 2013, however there’s a grey area when it comes to brands that sell products to the Asian market.

That’s because in China a product has to be tested on animals before it can be sold.

Last year I visited L’Oréal in Lyon, where it tests on EpiSkin (synthetic human skin), and I heard how the brand convinced the Chinese government to stop testing some make-up and hair products on animals.

It hopes skincare will follow soon.

In the meantime, try The Body Shop, Superdrug’s B range, Burt’s Bees, Bare Minerals, Neal’s Yard and Urban Decay.

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