Lily Aldridge From citric orange to candy pink, anything goes in the brightly hued style stakes, so a smooth and hydrated kisser is a must.

But sometimes a busy lifestyle or dietary slip-up can leave you with dry, chapped lips just when you need to look your picture-perfect best – but fear not, because with the following genius tricks of the beauty trade your pout will be nothing less than kissable in next to no time.

“Apply a small amount of acetone (nail-polish remover) on a cotton bud and run across your lips. This will instantly remove any flaky, dry skin. Follow with a water-soaked cotton bud and add lip balm afterwards to condition,” Max Factor UK ambassador Caroline Barnes told the July edition of Elle magazine.

For a subtly plumped effect, raid your kitchen cupboard for a natural remedy.

You don’t have to resort to drastic measures to achieve that bee-stung look, as makeup artist Florrie White revealed.

“A drop of peppermint oil dabbed onto the centre of lips will create a fuller pout instantly. It’s a gentle alternative to stinging lip plumbers. Follow with clear gloss,” she said.

And if you find you have run out of your favourite lipstick shade just as you’re about to dash off, the answer could be hiding in your fridge.

“Try crushed-up raspberries for a luxe, rich colour that lasts. Just press the liquid onto lips for a natural flush,” Burberry Beauty artistic consultant Wendy Rowe recommended. © Cover Media