If there is one item no mama should be without in her make-up bag – it’s a RED lipstick. Classic, iconic and chic.
But, more importantly nothing wakes up your face no matter how sleep deprived you are, makes you look pulled together on the school/nursery run and adds some instant much-needed glamour.
Who said a lipstick can’t change a women life?…As my all time favourite star Elizabeth Taylor once stated:
“Put on some lipstick and pull yourself together!”
On that note I have asked 10 of my favourite mummy bloggers – and lipstick lovers to reveal their go-to REDS! And, I’ve spoken to Malin Coleman – a celebrity make-up artist who paints the lips of Amy Adams, Mollie King and Rachel Stevens no less… and found out her top-tips on how to apply like a pro!
10 Mummy Bloggers on painting the town RED!
Morgana from butwhymummywhy
“My go-to red for everyday is Revlon Colorburst in 240 Striking Spectaculaire – technically it’s a lip crayon rather than a lipstick. But, that gives it extra staying power.”
Alison from notanothermummyblog
“MAC Lady Danger is my new fave. I had coveted MAC Ruby Woo for ages but when I brought it, it was too bluey for me. Lady Danger is more orange toned and suits my skin better.”
Natalie from stylemesunday
“It has to be MAC Lady Danger – it’s a flattering bright orangey red. It lasts a long time and is not as harsh as many blue-reds.”
|MAC Lady Danger £15.50|
Jemima from musingsfromalondonmum
“Super cheap and matte my fave red lippy is Rio Rio from Topshop. It’s a brilliant Poppy red colour.”
|Topshop Rio Rio! £8|
Kate from witwitwoo
“Red by Autograph at Marks and Spencer. Non-drying, long lasting and reasonably priced. Plus its meant to suit everyone – my absolute fave.”
|Marks & Spencer Autograph RED £10|
Heledd from runninginlavender
“Bobbi Brown’s creamy matte lipsticks are long-lasting without being drying. They do a fab red called Red Carpet – it has blue undertones, making it more suitable for pale skin and brown eyes – and therefore me!
|Bobbi Brown Red Carpet £19.50|
Vicki at honestmum
“I have so many red lipsticks. But, my two faves are MAC Lady Danger and Rouge Dior in Rouge Cannage – a real classic and plus red lipsticks always remind me of my mum who advises lipstick is your ‘armour’.”
|Rouge Dior By Dior in ‘Rouge Cannage’|
Charlotte at writelikenooneswatching
“I love Sephora Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil in Fancy Red – but it’s really hard to come by. So, I tend to flip between MAC Russian Red – a cult classic and a cheaper version from Boots – 17 Lasting Fix in Hot Chilli”
Katy from modernmummy
“Chanel Rouge Allure in Coromandel is my red. Timeless and suits me whether my skin tone is fair in winter or tanned in summer. Chanel do the best reds – better than any brand.”
|Chanel Coromandel from £23.50|
Hannah from mumsdays
“MAC Ruby Woo is my classic go to red. It’s extra matt and extra red – and really lasts all day or night!”
|MAC Ruby Woo £15.50|
What’s your go-to RED lipstick, gloss or pencil?
I loved this! But all it has done is made me want to go and buy more red lipstick! Thank you for featuring me poppet. What's your favourite by the way? xx
Thanks for sharing your tips! I know it's made me want to try them all too. My new fave is the one recommended by Kate – from Marks & Spencer. But I usually wear Fire & Ice By Revlon, A Kate Moss for Rimmel one or a Laura Mercier one….eek too many!
Thanks for featuring me! But like Charlotte says, I want them all now! Did you get to try many out yourself?
I know – I did try some all in the name of research. I loved your suggestion! And, you Red Lip lipstick blog was brilliant too.
Thanks for having me, red lipstick really is my armour, so empowering, it wakes me up like nothing else! Definitely my dessert island beauty must-have! The superfood of the beauty world! What a fab round up and post in great company too x
Thank you Vicki- and so happy you shared you're tips as you always look so together! A red lip really is a beauty saviour!
I never wear red….! I feel like it'll just wipe off within minutes! I'm a pink girl. However NOW I WANT TO! These look stunning. Great post. Love it. Jess xx
Ha Ha ..I know after getting everyone tips I wanted to try them all too! Go for it!
Oh fab post! I am thinking of getting some red lipstick. But I really like to wear quite smokey eyes so I need to come up with a happy medium. I shall have to come here for some tips! x
Ha ha .not sure about my tips but you really can't go wrong with a red lip! x
There really is a red for everyone, although it did take me a while to find mine! Thanks for including my fave 'Red'. Sounds like MAC's Lady Danger is the winner. Must admit, it is a good one. xx
Lady Danger was coming up a lot… glad you have found your red and thanks for being part go my post x
I love my coral red lipsticks. Would like to try the MAC Ruby Woo you have posted 🙂
Great post! MAC Russian Red for me. Definitely going to try out some of these recommendations, though! Maria x #SundayStars
MAC clearly do the most used reds! I will ned to give Russian Red a go too….
I love coral lipsticks so like the MAC Ruby Woo xx
Love this post can't believe I missed it. Love chanel lipstick too! #sundaystars
ha – no worries I miss so many posts! x
I don't think I suit red lipstick but maybe I should give it another go! This post makes me want to try it! X #sundaystars
Glad it has inspired you x
love this I've just started wearing a re lip occasionally never had the confidence before! the tips for applying are great will defo try that next time! thanks for linking up #sundaystars
Glad you liked the tips- Malin is a fab make-up artist! Be confident there is a red for everyone!