Red revealed as the sexiest lipstick colour

Karen Haller 01
Karen Haller

Red revealed as the sexiest lipstick colour.


Did you see the article in this week’s UK Daily Mail ‘Giving pink, purple and orange the kiss off: Red revealed as the sexiest lipstick colour.’

Scientists at the University of Manchester found that red lipstick draws attention to the mouth, most notably from the opposite sex.

This is because red is the colour of masculine energy. It is also the colour of passion and lust… need I say more.

Being seen in red
Women have been wearing red lipstick for centuries. If you want to been seen, be noticed, then you can’t go past the colour red. It’s literally shouting for attention ‘look at me!’ It’s not uncommon for with some women to feel more confident and sexy when wearing red.

Red isn’t a colour for the faint hearted or for the shy, retiring violet. It’s certainly the colour to bring you out of your shell!

Just be aware negatively, red can come across as aggressive, angry, confrontational, especially if you are wearing too much or the wrong tone for your personality type. You may feel energised and powerful, but it could leave others feeling overwhelmed and find themselves going into a ‘fight or flight’ response. The last thing you’ll want to do is look like a warning sign.

a red for everyone
Like any colour, it’s important to wear the right tone of red, proportion and know the effects it has in combination with the other colours you are wearing.  Knowing the effect this has on you and how others may respond to you, you’ll know which situations to wear it.

many tones of red
Red varies from tones such as watermelon, rust, russet, maroon, burgundy and pillar-box red. There is of course light red, which we know as pink, which has a very different meaning altogether…

So do you dare to wear red? How do you feel when you wear red? How do you feel when you see others wearing red?

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Read the full Daily Mail article here

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