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A self confessed make up junkie, I wouldn't normally wear M&S make up, preferring the bi-weekly ego crush in Selfridges where I have a standing order to meet my chum, once round the make up and perfumery just in case there's anything life enhancing being sold (there never has been yet...)and upstairs for drinkies until closing time. However, in a moment of stern pre-budget inspired parsimony I stopped by my local M&S beauty counter and purchased the must have 'nude' lip gloss that we are sternly advised is essential this late Summer/early Autumn. In all honesty you would be better of not bothering to even get your purse open for this one. The colour is absolutely fantastic, probably working for most skin colourings, but the texture is absolutely appalling. Does anyone remember those lip glosses from Woolworths in the early 80s with disgusting flavours like cherry and apple? This gloss is like that, thick, unmalleable and completely glue like. Unfortunately it doesn't stay on the lip, at all, and you would be forced to reapply at two minute intervals. How disappointing is that when you've found the perfect colour? M&S should perhaps get someone to try their products in a normal context before manufacturing them. Then they might just save themselves the bother.