If you follow me, you know that I am a mom of two little ones and I tend to pull a “Mom Code” at least once a week.  You may now be asking, ‘what the heck is a Mom Code?’  A “Mom Code” is when I throw on some yoga clothes, a pair of sunglasses, and my favorite red lip and I just roll with it.  For some reason, the red lip makes me feel as though I have it together and I’m ready to take on the day.  My favorite go-to red lip color is Chanel Glossimer in Spark.  I think it was my first red crush when I started working in the beauty world many years ago and it has been my solid go-to ever since.  If you are not a red girl and you’re thinking you could never go that bold, just give it a try.  Everyone can pull off red.  So even if your red lip is just for your upcoming holiday party, it should always be in your makeup bag and ready to make an appearance like the little black dress in your closet.

When picking the perfect red you can pretty much go for anything you feel comfortable in.  And if reds seem overwhelming to you and you want somewhere to start when picking one out, here are some tips.  If you have warm undertones in your complexion, look for a red lip with yellow or orange as the base.  And if you have cool undertones try reds with a blue or pink base.  Remember when you head to the makeup counter you can really only try two to three lip colors before your natural lip has soaked in some of the pigment, changing the natural color of your lips.

Ok, so are you ready for my favs?  Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Vengeful Red is to die for and is perfect for any complexion.  This formula has a time release moisture complex that makes your lips feel luscious and look ultra plump.  It’s perfect for the girl who wants the intensity of a red lipstick without the a heavy lipstick feeling.

Favorite Red Lip Shades



YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture in Rouge Neon is the perfect red-orange.  If you are looking for something with great pigment and radiant shine, you will love Rouge Pur Couture.  It is bold and elegant and perfect for your statement red.

Favorite Red Lip Shades



Rouge G de Guerlain is another one of my favs with a blue undertone and although it is a bit of a splurge it comes with a flip up mirror, which goes a long way.  This luscious red contains hydrating mango butter which creates the perfect pouty lip.

Favorite Red Lip Shades



If you are going for the best bang for your buck tryout Mac’s Viva Glam I for only $17. It is a red with a touch of brown for all you gals that may not want to completely jump out of the box with your red right away.


So whether you consider yourself a red lipstick person or not, treat yourself to some daily glam in your life and pick up your own personal, perfect red.