Monday, 10 October 2011

The Red Lippy Project

Next week don't surprised if you see a lot more red lipstick being worn than normal. Its all in  support of The Red Lippy Project - make a mark on Cervical Cancer  
Myself and thousands of others will be wearing red lipstick every day from the 9th-15th of June to support awareness for cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer is largely preventable with screenings and the HPV vaccination, but we need to encourage women to attend these screenings when they are invited between the ages of 25 and 29.
To join this amazing cause, make sure you wear your brightest and boldest red lips for a week and share your images on Twitter and Instagram using @redlippyproject and #theredlippyproject 
I'll be wearing all my faves Besame's red hot red, Macs Ruby Woo & Lancomes Rouge Pur-will you joining me?

Slap on the lippy-lets raise awareness about cervical cancer

My obsession with red lipstick has been well documented on this blog. I absolutely love it and own every shade from blue toned scarlets to zesty oranges and everything in between.
Red lipstick has been worn by so many iconic and fabulous women. Here is  a reminder of some of the best from a blog post I originally wrote a few years ago in celebration of all things red lipstick.

Louise Brooks
Her perfect Jazz baby bob and heart shaped face lit up early cinema.Brooks was the silent film star who always walked a slightly more avant garde path than the more innocent Clara Bow. Her image looks just as fresh today as it did in her heyday. Never pouty, always mysterious, always in red lipstick.
The beautiful Louise brooks

Mae West
With a wit as sharp as her figure was shapely Mae West's larger than life appearance helped create the blueprint for us girls who don't mind looking like we my be a little bit bad. Her thin almost non existent lips always looked like a tiny bud accentuated with crimson.

The queen of the quip with a mouth shaped like a rosebud
Marilyn Monroe
With the quivering upper lip, strategically placed mole and luminous skin Marilyn is still a watchword in blond bombshell beauty and her famous pout never looked better than when it was wearing red lipstick.

Monroe's quivering upper lip never looked finer than when it was wearing red lipstick

Elizabeth Taylor
Possessing a beauty which even as a child took your breath away (the woman had a double set of eyelashes naturally for goodness sake) much has been written about Taylor's mesmerising violet eyes. Her lips were also perfection-she had a gloriously full bottom lip and shots of her wearing orangey red lipstick only make her more breathtaking.
Elizabeth Taylor-smouldering in red lipstick
Siouxie Sioux
The formidable Siouxie Sioux created the template for all Gothic obsessed girls in the late 80's/early 90's and however avant garde her eye make up got her 1920's inspired cupids bow gave every biker booted teenager permission to be a carmine lipped warrior woman.
Siouxsie-A Carmine lipped wonder

Courtney Love
More likely to have her lipstick smeared across her face whilst wearing a torn slip, Courtney subverted the pin up look magnificently. With her grazed knees and back roots you no longer had to be a model to marry a rock star, in fact you could be the rock star. The loudest mouth always wearing the loudest red.
Courtney-artfully smudged
The material girl crashed into our consciousness in the 80's and has never left. Constantly changing, always reinventing and often wearing red lipstick to prove her point. Now that 80's fashion is making a comeback its good to see young girls wearing rubber bracelets, quiffs and poppy lips.All hail her Madgesty.
the original material girl pouting furiously in red
Gwen Stefani
Surely a graduate of the Madge finishing school for pop perfect princesses Gwen's commitment to never looking anything other than red carpet perfect evokes a sense of old Hollywood. With her platinum hair and glossy red lips she is  a masterclass in how never to have a bad photo taken.
Gwen-a modern day siren
Imelda May
Looking like she has stepped right off the cover of a 1950's copy of Life magazine Imelda May channels vintage inspired glamour like no one else. With her porcelain complexion and hot rod red lips she is a rockabilly pin up in every sense of the word.

Imelda May-Rockabilly Red

That's my Red Lipstick hall of fame-who would be included in yours?

The Vintage Pamperbox supporing the Red Lippy Project

 Lets all support of The Red Lippy Project - make a mark on Cervical Cancer and paint our lips red.
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  1. I'm always a bit scared of red lipstick (pale face, not hollywood white teeth), but maybe I'll give it a go now :)

  2. I currently wear Diva Red!! My nickname at school (yes, school) was Ruby due to me NEVER being without my red lipstick.
    I have NEVER ever ever left the house without my lipstick on and when I gave birth, I was reapplying my lippy within ten minutes. Photos to prove it!!!

  3. Travels with bear if you use a lipstick with a blue tone (any ake up counter worth their salt will know what you mean) it will instantly make your teath look whiter.
    Gem you are a woman after my heart x

  4. So into red lips. They really spice up a dull outfit. xo, rv

  5. Oh my word - why do I not have a Fabulous Fanny T-Towel, I'll swap one for a gluten free cake :-)x

  6. I have always been jealous of people who can wear red lipstick! It just makes me look a bit scary as i am so pale!
    I have just found your blog via the isle of tea and will be a follower now :)

  7. I love wearing red lipstick, took me ages to find a good one. Oh what a gorgeous T-towel.

  8. I adore red lipstick, I am obsessed with Macs Russian Red, it would definitely be one of my desert island items (tweeted as @candyhandfuls)

  9. The winner of this weeks competition is Travels with Bear. Please send your address to and I will post out your lovely tea towel.
    Bad Luck everyone else. There will be a new competition on Monday

  10. I've been wearing red lippy since I was about 14! Like Gem, I wore it to school as well! Bizarrely, I've recently hooked up with several people I used to go to school with, and every one of my female chums said; "I used to think you were so cool for not only daring to wear makeup to school but wearing red lippy too"!! I genuinely thought they hated me at school (I was something of a loner)! LOL!

    MAC's Russian Red is, as far as I am concerned, the ONLY lippy in existence! Not only does it look awesome, it has fantastic staying power, especially if you do as vintage ladies did, and powder your lips between the first and second coats!

  11. Not sure I could add anyone to that fantastic line up!I love that picture of Madonna. Desperately seeking Susan used to be one of my fave films, I used to watch it then rewind the video and watch it all over again! x

  12. Wow-good to see you all share my love of red lippy xx


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