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The Truth About Red Lipstick

by: Janice Wee

Red pouty lips. Is that a sign of the seductress?

Throughout history, women have been painting their lips red. Sure, in the recent decades, pastels are popular too, but red lips are the ones that get the second glance, drawing attention to every pout, the slightest smile.. on beautiful lips, red lipstick can hold a man's gaze. Okay, granted, on a beautiful woman, his gaze would wander elsewhere too, but red lips demand attention.

Ancient Egyptians painted their lips red and lined their eyes with khol. As long as there's humanity, there's vanity and makeup in some form or other. In ancient Japan, the geishas paint their faces white and their lips red. Red lips are a universal symbol of beauty.

Think of the hollywood screen goddesses. Marilyn Monroe with her blonde hair and red lips. Elizabeth taylor with her siren red lips, the ultimate seductress in her heyday. One memorable scene in her movie Butterfield 8, Taylor's character Gloria Wandrous scrawls a message on the mirror with red lipstick.

Fast forward to modern day beauties. Red haired actress, Alicia Witt, looks stunning with her bright red hair, set off perfectly with red lips. Now which woman wouldn't want to look as ravishing as she does.

Then there is the screen beauty Scarlett Johansson, with her curves and stunning good looks, platinum blonde hair and red lips she could well be today's Marilyn Monroe, minus her tragic fate.

The look for 2006 is red lips. Can anyone other than these legendary beauties wear red lipstick?

The answer is yes!

Bear in mind that red is a look at me color. Wear it with confidence or not at all. Pick a color that goes with your skin tone and you can't go wrong.

For example, if browns and earth tones suit you, go for a brick red or one that is brownish. If you look great in rainbow colors, then go for a true red. If blues suit you, take a cool red with slight bluish undertones. If you've got a golden tan, wear a red lipstick with a touch of gold.

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