Yes, winter's top beauty trend takes some bravery - all the best looks do. But what about those days when you want to channel the heady intrigue of a film noir seductress in the 30 seconds you have left before you dash out the door?

Enter Lipstick Queen's new Bête Noir - one deep wine shade, three completely different formulas. Possessed Sheer imparts a crushed berry stain, no time-stealing prep or maintenance required; Possessed Metal glimmers with metallic pigments and Possessed Intense saturates lips with creamy colour.

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Inspired by the sensual mystique of the ultimate silent movie star, Louise Brooks (she also pioneered the short, blunt bob), the Bête Noir collection offers a look that's simultaneously edgy yet elegant. The lipsticks retail for $52 each; find them exclusively at Mecca Maxima, Kit and

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