Natural doesn’t just mean flesh-coloured, especially when there are seemingly thousands of nude shades to paint onto lips. I’m not a fan of anything glossy so it can be difficult to find a color that doesn’t look deathly pale – the lightest chromatic palette has blue undertones after all. I’ve started playing with Nars Lipstick in Honolulu Honey because it has a satin finish that looks like a golden concealer, but somehow glides on sheerly so you can build-up to a desired intensity. The only caveat? Baby-soft lips mandatory! Smooth away any chapping by rubbing your mouth with a pinch of sugar and salt, removing any granules with a hot washcloth, and then applying a thick coating of Givenchy Le Soin Noir Rituel Levres Lip Balm which comes with an effective exfoliator (if you’re not prone to beauty DIY) and gives Lucas Pawpaw a serious run for its money.