Not feeling too great about yourself today? Grab a red lipstick. Sounds like a cliche? Maybe, but the mood-boosting power of a colourful lip is well documented to increase feelings of power, confidence, and attractiveness.
Alright, if the red lipstick is such a powerful tool for our psyche, how should we choose the best red lipstick suitable for us? According to Chanel makeup artist Victoria Baron, pulling a classic red lipstick off comes down to two simple things. One, your lips need to be in good shape (smooth and well-hydrated). Two, the shade of red should speak to you.
“It’s about confidence, so embrace what you love,” she says, adding that she has her personal favourites too – in particular, Chanel red lipsticks in Impérial.