Merry & Bright – No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Gay Geranium

Today, a quick look at one of my favourite lipsticks of 2013. It’s the No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Gay Geranium. 

Alriiiight, hold back your giggles girls! It was launched way, way back in 1935 so you can thank 1930’s No7 for the name.

But immaturity aside, this Gay Geranium shade is an absolute classic. It was actually discontinued and brought back due to popular demand – apparently the Queen is a big fan!

Christmas is definitely a time to crack out the colours and shades you wouldn’t normally wear in your black-and-grey normal daily life. And this orange No7 lipstick is certainly not one I thought I’d normally wear. 

But hey, if it’s good enough for The Queen, it’s good enough for me! 

Let’s take a closer look.

This No7 Stay Perfect lipstick is a wonderful, vibrant coral-orange shade. More orange than pink, it’s a bright shade which I think suits a lot of skin tones.

You don’t see a lot of orange lipsticks out there, and I think they look fab on most people – see below. I promise you don’t have to be Jessica Alba to rock this colour (but how awesome would it be to be her?!)

The No7 Stay Perfect formulation is designed to be long-lasting with up to 8 hours wear. What I like about it is that it doesn’t leave your lips feeling dry and bitty like some other long-lasting lipsticks. 

Wearing this No7 Stay Perfect lipstick, my lips feel quite comfortable with a lovely, smooth and radiant finish – even on MY crispy lips!!

FaceValueTip: When wearing this lipstick, either tone down or skip the blush. I wear this with eyeliner flicks and a sweep of bronzer to contour my cheeks. If you are a blush-a-holic and mussst have some colour on your cheeks, keep it light and peachy.

I never really thought about trying an orange lipstick until I got sent this by No7. I normally steer to coral, beige and pink but honestly, I’m really glad I did get to try it, because I absolutely love it! Definitely would buy this one again.

What do you think?

 What colour lipsticks do you normally wear?


You can buy the No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick from Boots Online or instore.

And if you like the blue dress above – you can find more about it in my What I Wore To Work Weds post.

May your days be merry and bright!!


*With thanks to No7 for giving me this lipstick – I’ve genuinely found a new favourite!

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Zoe Bayliss Wong
Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

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  1. Lola Lafortune
    December 27, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    This colour looks so nice on you !