What to Give: Three Great Lipstick Collections

The latest lipstick collections make perfect party-worthy presents

Tom Ford Lips & Boys collection. Picture / Supplied

Tom Ford loves the provactive tease, as shown in his new Lips & Boys collection. “I love seeing a woman in a man’s suit. Why not have a lipstick named after a man?” he asks. The American designer well and truly mixes it up by naming 50 shades of lipstick after 50 men. Some are famous, some are friends (often both) and some are chosen just because he liked the name.

This limited edition collection, Ford’s third annual boys’ own outing and the first to be sold in New Zealand, will be available exclusively at Smith & Caughey’s Queen St and David Jones, Wellington, from Monday.

This year 25 extra ‘boys’ have been added to the party, with 10 getting matte finish shades. They sit alongside creams and metallics. Each boy lipstick costs $55, with a trio box available.

Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett for M.A.C Viva Glam; Karen Murrell Key Chain gift set. Pictures / Supplied

Empire fans will be seeing more of its smoking hot stars Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett as the next faces of M.A.C Viva Glam. The lipstick fundraiser which gives all sales proceeds to Aids charities is currently fronted by singer Ariana Grande whose chosen colours are matte orchid pink and dark plum.

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Local lipstick queen Karen Murrell has four special sets in store for Christmas. Pictured is the Key Chain gift set, $60, with two popular shades of her natural formula in a handy purse. True devotees can seek out the boxed Collector Set for $500, which contains all of her 19 shades plus a Moisture Stick housed in biodegradable cornstarch canisters.

There is also a trio set of bright summer shades for $70 and a Pout Pack for $150, featuring Karen’s personal pick of colours chosen to give a varied introduction to her range. From pharmacies and health stores, or visit karenmurrell.com

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