by Ainsley Anderson

Most days you'll find me in sweat pants, cleaning my kitchen and fighting my baby as he tries to crawl into the dishwasher. As a mother I have to make a conscious effort to feel like a woman and I start with my lips. I've found that nothing makes me feel more "human" than a little lip color.

Because my mommy lips are constantly kissing, smiling, and "shhhhh"-ing - finding the perfect lip-fit is key. No kid wants their cheeks to be covered in pigment but that can make maintaining pretty lips challenging. Today we are sharing our favorite mommy lip tips.


As a  busy mom living in a dry climate, Sarah loves her Burts Bees tinted chapstick in Pink Blossom. Her gorgeous lip secret is that she heals her chapped lips with Aquaphor (the lotions she uses for her kids!), which provides great moisture and gives them a pretty shine. 


Jamie loves Mac Viva Glam but also keeps a tube of Sonia Kashuk Sheer Pink Lust in her bag at all times. Great color for everyday, lovely packaging and at a great price point. 


I love lipstick and I have an enviable collection of colors. MAC Please Me is my tried and true every day staple, it is basically the same color as my lips with a pop of pink.  My favorite part is the matte finish so I hardly know its there.  I swear by it.  I exfoliate my lips on a regular basis and I'm obsessed with Sara Happ's lip scrub. I also never put on my lipstick until I've flossed my teeth, I promise it just makes my lipstick go on better ;).

It's almost the holidays so don't be afraid to slather a little something on those pretty lips of yours and try something new.