Say hello to the collection of red lipsticks which really does have a shade for everyone...

Wether you love rocking a bold red lip or you're usually too scared to wear red, I can guarantee that at least one of the lipsticks from the Max Factor Marilyn Reds collection will help you to find your perfect red lip and work for you and your skin-tone thanks to the variation in undertones of colour.

I love a red lip, I think it instantly adds some glamour to a look and can really make a statement. If I'm having a bit of a bad hair day or I'm not feeling my outfit, the easiest way to take away from that is to wear a red lipstick, it adds instant sass and confidence to my look, much like wearing your favourite LBD, a red lip can instantly make you feel better about yourself.

Max Factor released this collection at the beginning of the year to help more women find their perfect red shade. Named after Marilyn Monroe, who is the epitome of classic glamorous Hollywood style and of course famous for rocking an amazing red lip, she is still a beauty icon to this day.

All four lipsticks are really moisturising and creamy to apply and noticeably they taste and smell really good too - this is probably down to the ingredients of grape seed, avocado butter, citrus notes and vanilla. They also contain light reflecting pigments which help them to give the appearance of fuller, smoother lips and they can all be worn semi-sheer or built up for more intense colour.

Thanks to these not being overly pigmented, they're a great place to start for a red lip beginner... They're really easy to apply and a couple of layers give full colour and a decent amount of wear time without the need for reapplication as seen in the swatches below.
'Marilyn Ruby Red': Inspired by the original shade which was loved by Marilyn, this is a really true bright red and the most neutral of the four lipsticks. This shade is more suited towards paler/neutral skin tones but will work well for anyone, so if you're unsure which to go for, this is the one.
'Marilyn Sunset Red': An orange toned red suited towards warm or olive skinned ladies. Although I wouldn't put my skin tone into either of these categories, I actually really enjoy wearing this lipstick... I just suppose it depends on personal taste and how brave you are with colour to some extent. I think this is a really wearable bright for Summer.
'Marilyn Berry': A blue toned red which will work well for pale or cool complexions, this is the shade most suited to me and my most worn of the four lipsticks. I see this as quite a pinky toned red, it's just really easy to wear to compliment any natural/daytime makeup.
'Marilyn Cabernet': A deep red with purple undertones, this is the darkest shade of the four and the only one with slight shimmer in it. This is created to suit darker skin tones more so than us paler ladies, however I also enjoy wearing this when I've got a bit of bronzer on to warm my skin up and compliment the darker lip. 

The Marilyn Reds Collection are on sale in Boots for £7.99 each and are currently included in a 3 for 2 offer.
Which red will you be rocking this Summer?
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