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The Color RED

Color RED

What is Red?

Red is a sunset
Red is Passion 
Red is hotness
  Red is a lipstick
Red is a shout
Red is a signal
That says, “Watch out!”
Red is Power that makes you stand tall
Red is the sexiest
color of all.
Red is a show-off,
No doubt about it –Mary O'Neill

Why would someone ever live without it? 

What's the first color that comes to mind when you hear classic, passion, romance, sexiness, power, and prestige? If you're like most people, it's the color RED. There's a reason businesspeople wear the red power tie, and celebrities and VIPs walk down the red carpet.

Ashton Kutcher in red tie

Red is a color that demands attention. Studies published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology prove that both men and women find the opposite sex more attractive if they wear red.

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Women view men in red as more attractive, wealthy, and higher in status, versus men in other colors. AND women wearing red are seen as more confident, physically attractive, and when on a date, guys admit they spend more money on women wearing red. 

When we see the color red, our heart beats a little faster because subconsciously, the color indicates that the other person is seductive and bold. Red signals that the other person has sex appeal is romantic, confident, and passionate. 


If you're a woman looking to make a statement but don't want to wear a whole red ensemble and only want to make someone's heartbeat a little faster, What better way to do it than with your lips?! 


Nothing screams; I'm a confident, influential superstar, more than a bold red lipstick.


 Think of all the movies stars and up-and-coming starlets who wear red lipstick. Don't think for one minute; they don't know what they're doing.  

The red lips are - I don't want to call them "armor," but they're the clothes of my character, and I'm in the business of entertainment. Wearing red lipstick helps get me into that world.- Christina Aguilera  
Christina Aguilera red lipstick

Superstars aren't the only ones who look great in bold red lipstick. The color looks good on just about anyone, and you need to find the shade that's perfect for your skin tone. 


Pale and fair-skinned women such as Gwen Stefani should stick with reds with blue or brown undertones, which look fantastic against fair skin.  

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Gwen Stefani In Red lipstick with blue undertones
                                          Gwen Stefani 

Medium tone such as Angelina Jolie, olive tones think Eva Longoria and medium-dark skin tones such as Rhianna should try deeper reds, with brown or tawny bases such as  NYX Matte Lipstick, Perfect Red $2.99 


Angelina Jolie in red lipstick
Angelina Jolie 

Darker skin shades like Jennifer Hudson look fabulous in pinkish reads, strong fuchsias, or orange-based poppy reds. Colors to try on darker skin shades is Milani Color Statement Lipstick - Burnt Red (0.14 Ounce) Cruelty-Free Nourishing Lipstick in Vibrant Shades

Jennifer Hudson in red lipstick by Milani
Jennifer Hudson

Now, I can't promise that your red lipstick will make Jason Momoa call you, make you a starlet overnight, or move you up the corporate ladder. I can promise you that you'll be armed with the right red lipstick, and when you walk through the door, The look of confidence will be right there with you.
 Beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.- Gwyneth Paltrow  


Girl in red heart sunglasses and red lipstick