A few years ago I was stopped in my tracks by the sight of glorious lipsticks at the Tom Ford perfume counter in Brown Thomas. The decadent 1970s lacquered brown boudoir of Catharine Deneuve was now adorned with little treasures in a perfectly curated spectrum of must have colours. Three years later and Tom Ford lipsticks have become a staple of my kit. They are rich textured, long lasting and (from the palest beige to the truest red and the deepest plum) they cover all luxurious bases. My favorites are Sable Smoke for beatnik cool, Scarlet Rouge for film star red and Black Orchid for deep gothic plum. To die for!