RED Lipstick is very powerful, very dramatic and sensual. So definitely not an easy color to wear at work but using different shades of red is a good way to wear it in the formal environment.
Red has a symbolism of power, energy, passion, fire and femininity (Renee, 2016; Lurie, 1981; Morton, 2012). The darker the red, the more passionate it is whereas lighter shades as pink are related to softness, infancy but also sympathy, admiration and marriage (McDonald, 2016; Lurie, 1981; Singh and Srivastava, 2011, p.202). Besides this symbolic meaning, I would go for lighter red/pink shades at work rather than dark red as it a fresh and discreet way of wearing red.
Beides the color, wearing red lipstick in the office is very tricky in two other apsects: A. it has to be perfectly applied and B. it has to last long without looking dry or smeared. Especially at work or during a business dinner, it can be quiet frustrating and uncomfortable while on a business dinner to wear red lipstick as one is more worried about the condition of its lipstick than enjoying the conversation. Besides not leaving the house without the Mavala Lipstick base which is my go-to-tool for any lipstick, I found a lipstick which is not only rich in color but also in quality ingredients and perfect for woman (like me) with very dry lips.
The Skinicer Ocean Kiss by Ocean Pharma combines the best of nature and color to create lipsticks that are moisturizing, regenerative and protective. The brand itself explains the following 6 benefits of using the lipstick (oceanpharma, 2019):
- antimicrobially protection with microalgae ingredient
- collagen building function for anti-aging
- optimum of cellgeneration
- great for sensitive lips (herpes) as it can be combined with Spiralin creme
- intensive colours
Having used the lipstick for a long time already, I can speak of experience that the lipstick is making great smooth and full lips and is great if you want a natural long-lasting color. For me which makes it also a great K.I.S.S product is the innovative packaging without a cover makes it a smart beauty gadget for traveling or in the beauty bag without the risk or losing the cover or contamination.
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P.S.: Quality but also transparency is important to me. This is a sponsored article of a product fulfilling my K.I.S.S criteria. As this is a business and I put a lot of effort in it, I get a small commission for purchases through my website. It includes affiliated marketing links at no cost to you. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Lurie, A. (1981). The Language of Clothes. Markham, Ontario: Fitzenhenry &Whiteside Ltd.
McDonald, C. (2016, January 18). The Psychology of Clothes that Women in Power wear. The Psychology of Fashion. Retrieved July 8, 2017, from http://www.psychologyoffashion.co.uk/the-psychology-of-fashion-pop-psychology
Morton, J. (2012). Color & Branding. Color Design and Psychology for branding. Color Matters Research. Retrieved July 27, 2017, from http://www.colorsmatters.com/
Singh, N. and Srivastava, S. K. (2011). Impact of Colors on the Psychology of Marketing: A comprehensive over view. Management and Labour studies, 36(2), 199-203. Retrieved August 7, 2017, from http://journals.sagepub.com.gate3.library.lse.ac.uk/doi/abs/10.1177/0258042X1103600206
OceanPharma (2019). Skinicer Oceankiss. Retrieved from: oceankiss.ocean-pharma.de