red lippy


To coincide with Cervical Screening Awareness Week, which takes place from the 8th-14th June, the Red Lippy Project is calling for Britain to smear on its best scarlet shades. Here at Schön! we are doing our bit and are encouraging awareness with this exclusive lippy editorial by Arved Colvin-Smith.

The Red Lippy Project was set up to raise awareness of the importance of doing the smear test in order to detect possible cervical cancer. The project aims to encourage young women by talking about the test and lifting its stigma. Not enough young women answer the call, possibly endangering their lives. In 2012, only 32% of 25-29 year olds visited their GPs for the test despite the fact that the screening process saved over 4,000 women from cervical cancer in one year alone. The Red Lippy Project aims to raise funds for Eve Appeal, Cancer Research UK and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in their war against cervical cancer. 

Schön! encourages you to don your brightest shade of red and get the selfie out there on social media. Tell your friends, send a kiss to your colleagues (and to us), post your #REDLIPPYPROJECT #MAKEAMARK selfie on Instagram and crucially, book that important appointment. Let’s kiss goodbye to cancer. 

Make a donation here.
Follow the Red Lippy Project on Twitter.
Follow the Red Lippy Project on Instagram.
Text RLIP14 £2 to 70070.




This Red Lippy editorial was produced by

Photography / Arved Colvin-Smith
Makeup / Linda Andersson
Hair / Sarah Jo Palmer
Model / Mariana Vansuit @ Next London
Photography Assistants / Joseph Seresin & Shaun Bransgrove
Retouching / Suzanne Tak @ Loupe Imaging

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