by terry rose du baume in cherry bomb, £36
If I turned up to work with a full face of make-up on I’d look ridiculous – I’m usually in the kitchen for about 12 hours a day, six days a week, managing 59 people and, as you can imagine, answering 59 questions from each of them all day long. My hair is bunched up on top of my head, I wear ginormous pyjama-style checked trousers and a great big chef ’s jacket. Moving from burning ovens to icy cold fridges in a hectic kitchen definitely plays havoc with my skin, but it was somehow my lips that were feeling the brunt of it; they were constantly dry and sore.
It was my daughter who first introduced me to this terrific rose-scented lip balm. Packed with vitamin E, shea butter and other skin-feeding ingredients, it seems to act almost like a barrier cream, working seriously hard to nourish and protect my lips – all while smelling divine. I first started using it when it launched as a clear balm, but now I’m a fan of the red shade. It adds a little flush of sheer colour to my face – and, incidentally, gives me a lot more confidence. I have dabbled with other things, but this is the one that has withstood the test of time and will always sit in my chef trouser pocket.
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