Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pucker Up

When it comes to classic makeup, red lips are one of the first beauty practices to come to mind. According to researchers at Manchester University, lips are naturally the most eye-catching area of the face.
"...scientists at ­Manchester University used eye-tracking software to show that in the ten seconds after meeting a lady for the first time, the average chap will spend more than half that time looking at her mouth."
Regardless of the actual shape of the lips (thin or a fuller pout), the study revealed that those who wore red lipstick were perceived as more attractive. It seems so deceptively simple that a color alone can influence attractiveness.

I've always been a bit wary of red lipstick because I feel it's too dressy for everyday wear. However, a sheer red is still flattering and a great way to ease into a bolder shade. The lipstick above is MAC's Lipstick in Lady Bug. An extra bonus, red lips are especially festive for the holiday season. XOXO ;)

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