The Age-Old "What Lip Color Do Men Prefer?" Debate...
I had a nice eye-roll moment the other day when a friend informed me Cosmo had an article claiming men only like baby pink or nude lipsticks on women. It seems like every day someone or another is insisting men prefer one lip shade or another. Of course as 21st century women, we wear the shades WE like, not what we think might help us "trap a man," in the words of Cosmo, and I for one can say my husband doesn't care one way or another. But I can't be the only one that finds this debate interesting, so a quick Google search brought some interesting results...
Is it red?
According to Allure, men spend an average of 7.3 seconds admiring the lips of a red-lipstick wearer, a longer period of time than for any other color.
Sigmund Freud claimed red lips were seen as subconscious symbols of sensuality and seduction, in a way no other color is seen.
Biologists believe red-colored lips signify good circulation and health and enhance one's reproductive potential and attractiveness.
Many poets refer to "lips of red," and "lips as red as cherries."
In the modern-day version of a poem (a song,) R&B star/sex symbol Trey Songz sings about how much he loves his lady's "Red Lipstick."
Or is it pink?
Revlon (although well known for red lipsticks like Fire & Ice and Certainly Red) has a shade called "Gentlemen Prefer Pink."
In Allure's article, pink was the runner-up for longest amount of time men look at women's lips.
Or another shade?
So ladies, what do you think about this debate? Is it just plain ridiculous, or in your experience do men prefer one shade over another? Does your boyfriend/husband have a shade he likes on you, or is he indifferent like mine? Just wondering. Happy 4th.