Rodial Glamstick

Rodial's range of tinted lip products is seriously impressive. Enriched with Vitamin E, the cocoa butter-based Glamsticks provide SPF 15 protection and sheer coverage in nine subtly seductive shades. (They have silly names – Blow, Bang, Lust, Wet etc. – but we'll let it slide because the colours are otherwise superlative.)    

© Helen Pockett

It's rare to find such an effective natural lip product. So often you have to sacrifice colour for wear or wear for colour, and textures tend to veer from sticky to gritty. But Rodial have nailed it. The Glamsticks are light but lasting, creamy and nourishing, leaving lips feeling smooth, soft, and, dare I say, just a little bit plumper.

© Helen Pockett

At £25 each, they are on the slightly expensive side. I think they're worth it (especially if you can get ahold of one of the gift sets). The product is near perfect, the packaging is gorgeous, and not only do they smell amazing – like a freshly-opened coconut – but they also double as a very convincing cream blush.

4g | £25 |