The first time I ever had my makeup done was for my Year 10 school formal.
My mum booked me in at the fancy Napoleon Perdis counter in David Jones and it was there that my love affair with makeup was born.
Through the years I’ve swerved in and out of beauty trends, finding my feet when it comes to makeup and falling in love with products that ultimately help me feel the most like me.
Interestingly, the looks I’ve loved the most over the years never involved lipstick. I’ve tried and tested lippies before, but they always felt uncomfortable and dry.
If I’d ever choose to try wearing lipstick on a night out, I’d have to carry an emergency lip gloss or a backup lip oil in my handbag.
At some point, I decided to swear off them for good. Lipstick I thought just wasn’t for me, and that was okay.
That was until I was introduced to Napoleon Perdis’ newly launched lipstick collection, the Colour Cult Crème Lipstick. Newly crowned, the very product that broke me out of my no-lipstick strike.
And, better yet, I found its partner in crime (the good kind! Promise!) to create what is possibly the most perfect lip combo for any occasion.
But, before I get to that, let’s chat about the lipsticks.
First, what to know about Colour Cult Crème Lipsticks.
There are a total of 18 diverse shades in the Colour Cult Crème Lipstick range at $45 a pop. From dusty nudes, to peachy pinks, vibrant reds and dark browns, we're basically spoilt for choice here.