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New Research Shows That Men Are More Attracted to Girls Who Wear Red Lipstick

All the Single Ladies, All the Single Ladies, Put Your Red Lip On!

Single girls, listen up. A recent study by scientists at Manchester University in the UK has shown that men's eyes are drawn to a woman's lips within the first 10 seconds of meeting her. But don't worry about trying to emulate Angelina Jolie's sexy plumped pout, the study showed that thin or full, it was the women that wore lipstick (red in particular) that captured the most attention. Dr. Geoff Beattie, who led the investigation, said: "The practice dates back as far as the Ancient Egyptians, who used red lipstick and rouge to enhance their attractiveness. Our research suggests that red lips and perceived attractiveness are still ­inextricably linked, with red lipstick the most powerful attractor, and one that ­significantly increases visual fixation." I'm applying Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Colour in Cherry Red ($65) as we speak . . . Do you wear red lipstick? Will you? If you're already taken, tell us, does your man like red lipstick on you?

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birdplane birdplane 6 years
I love wearing red, but it all depends on the outfit. A simple little black dress needs red lips.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
I LOVE a red lip, and my partner does too. ^_^ He says it's sexy and classy. Just Bitten from Revlon also make some lovely reds and you can build up the colour too!
POPSUGAR-Beauty-AU POPSUGAR-Beauty-AU 6 years
Ooh yes, MAC Lady Danger is another goodie, willowtree! Good luck Edlie, let us know how you get on! xx
Edlie Edlie 6 years
Bella you are a lifesaver! im going to run some experiments with those shades and i shall report back soonest!
willowtree1 willowtree1 6 years
Love, love, Love a red lip! I use MAC's Lady Danger and Napoleon Xenia. The MAC is more of an orangey red and the Naopleon more berrylicious. It makes you feel instantly glmaourous and feminine at the same time and if you feel great, you look great! and surely that's what attracts the men? You do need to be prepared to duck off for regular touch ups though.
POPSUGAR-Beauty-AU POPSUGAR-Beauty-AU 6 years
Girls, girls, girls! I too am pale and ALWAYS bust out a red lip. It looks gorgeous against pale skin. Just look at Cate,Carey and Diane below... http://www.bellasugar.com.au/Cate-Blanchetts-Bright-Red-Lips-2010-Helpmann-Awards-10851066 http://www.bellasugar.com.au/Photos-Carey-Mulligan-Wearing-Red-Lipstick-Promoting-Wall-Street-Money-Never-Sleeps-11125344 http://www.bellasugar.com.au/Diane-Kruger-Tells-Lucky-Magazine-She-Does-Own-Hair-Makeup-11827001 Now, in terms of colours, Edlie it sounds like you're a similar colour to me and I've found these reds look best: YSL Rouge pur Couture No. 1 Le Rouge MAC Russian Red Tom Ford Cherry Red Rimmel London Colour Show Off Lipstick in bright red Give them a whirl! They look amazing with a winged eye and mascara, or a wash of gold shadow. And I love wearing them with a red dress or using it as the statement colour to break up a black outfit. Let me know if you need any more info! xx
daysofourlives daysofourlives 6 years
Oh Bella, id love to be able to wear it, but im not that tanned. Im not totez pale either, but am worried i wont pull it off! :O What sort of clothing calls for a red lip?
Edlie Edlie 6 years
Bella id love to wear red lipstick for my xmas party in 10 days time but im a red lipstick wearing newb!!! Im very pale, naturally blonde but currently brunette, with green eyes - i dont know which red to pick, or how to wear it so it looks like marilyn instead of just weird!!!!
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