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Saturday, September 18, 2010

RED LIPSTICK: WHAT MEN THINK ABOUT IT

Well well…I was just reading through the blogs that I follow and I found this post on Tanvi’s space called Red Lipstick. I have been following her for a while now and she indeed has that super thing about her blog that keeps her loyal readers engaged to her screen.

Red Lipstick actually made me think what men actually think about it. This is perhaps the question, which many women around the world would want to know, but the views presented here are purely mine and you could easily bump into a man who is an absolute contra to what I think. After all there are so many men on this planet :-) :-). Still, I insist you to trust me for the most part of this post.

On an affirmative note, men really are visual creatures. Men notice everything about the women they can see. Red Lipstick is surely an eye catcher for men, especially when you are on a perfect date with your man and those sexy red lips can do as much for your man as the kiss itself. Trust me its true!!

One very important thing that all the women should keep in mind is that men have hardly any sense to understand your makeup, they won’t know anything about that shiny thing that you have on your eye lashes, they won’t know how your reddish lipstick is so catchy on that day etc etc. For men even if its your lip gloss or the lipstick there is hardly any difference between the two, as the men just see the beauty of your sexy lips and hardly distinguish between the gloss and the lipstick. Ladies you have to make sure that you do a perfect makeup that suits you and perfect makeup means that looks best on you, it could be heavy makeup, mild makeup or no makeup et all. Men surely won’t like a woman who has overdone the makeup and put that extra red shades that makes her look like a clown. Let me admit to all my dear ladies, men feel more embarrassed to go out on date when you don’t look great and this is also true that there is hardly any lady who don’t look at her best when she is going out on a date.

If you look around yourself, everywhere in the media you will see women having the red-lipsticks. The reason for it is- those sexy red lips are an added feather in the cap of femininity, it’s such a womanly thing that attracts men. If you are forced to look back, you will realize that in the 1950’s Marilyn Monroe was the cultural icon for female physical beauty back then and she seemed to favor bright red lipstick as did all of the adult women of the time, and no doubt it had a great impact on all the men around the world.

Trust me, when a man shows a lipstick mark on his cheek after being kissed by a woman, it cannot be anything else but the “red”-mark. So, no doubt RED Lipstick is something every man loves and there is hardly any other shade men remember.

Just going a little off the track and sharing something about the cultures. In Indian culture “Red” color is considered to be the color of married women. In fact, not few years ago married women mostly used to apply red colored shades only, but of course with the changing time this is not necessarily the case now. Anyway as part of the rituals and cultures of North Indian festivals especially among the Punjabi’s the mother-in-laws still gift mostly red-lipsticks to their daughter-in-laws. Red color shade of lipstick indeed holds a lot more significance in the North Indian culture.

Nevertheless, even now if you do a poll by asking 20 random men walking on the streets, the red-lipstick will still gets a big thumps-up. Even though there might be no understandable reasoning behind it sometimes. So, ladies don’t you shy away from trying the red lipstick, and keep having fun with the color red.

16 comments:

Fashion Profiles said...

Red lipsticks are the sexiest! I'm with you on that! =)

Dusk said...

There is actually a scientific (based on biological and anthropological) reason why red lipstick stained lips cause such a reaction. They are reminiscent of other anatomical features.

Think about it. I'm not being vulgar nor facetious, if one is a fan of anthropology and human behaviour, etc, this is known as a visual pheremone.

It's why red is considered to be a woman's colour. Not for a girl.

Lipstick is so much more than a cosmetic embellishment. It is a fascinating insight in to the history of women's fight for equal rights.

Tanvi said...

Interesting! I liked your take on it and would agree for the most part. That's why a girl needs a lot of confidence to wear it. It is easier for celebrities to wear it versus a common girl! :) Thanks for referring back to me!!!

Vivek Nanda said...

Hello Dusk

First, thank you for visiting my blog-post.
I agree that there is surely that scientific reason why red lipstick stained lips cause more reactions and I completely agree with the science of visual pheremone.
Anyway, I tried to cover mostly non-scientific reasons that take birth inside a man's head.
Once again, thanks for sharing your thoughts and visiting my space.
Cheers :)

Vivek Nanda said...

@Fashion Profiles, thanks for supporting. Take Care n Cheers.

Vivek Nanda said...

@Tanvi, you are most welcome dear. After all you are the inspiration of this most, CHEERS :)

Anonymous said...

Most women look very sexy wearing bright red lipstick. Personally I love it when a woman leaves a big red perfect lipstick kiss on my cheek -- or more than one! I consider it a badge of honor.

Vivek Nanda said...

@Anonymous, you rightly said- badge of honor :).
Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. Take Care.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

haha so cute! This is just like my boyfriend- he never has a clue what we put on our faces or anything and it makes me laugh. You are so right to just say that what you see in front of you is what you'll have an opinion on.

Vivek Nanda said...

@Caitlin, hello again...I'm glad that you can co relate to this post and I presented a true mail opinion, trust me :)

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Anonymous said...

Sorry,but this text and the comments are very ethinic centered.In my country,Brasil,what calls attention is discret make up,something that makes you look healthier,not red lips.If you travel to here,you will notice that red lipsticks are rare,and difficult to find in cosmetic brandies,the most commom shades are nudes and dark browns.And how about black women,who looks best in dark lipsticks?
So,when you say" men love it",you say actually men from white men from Canada,USA,Europe,Australia,not latin men or black men,and probabily other ethinic group.By the way,make up doesn´t have the same meaning for all the groups in the worl,so,this "antropologic reason" is not entirely true.

Vivek Nanda said...

@Anonymous friend from Brasil. First, thanks for visiting here and taking time to share your valuable thoughts. Actually, you are right, yet I don't agree with the statement that black or dark women doesn't look good in red-lipsticks...I guess you might know Naomi Campbell, she carries her red lipstick so well. Still, I agree that a fair complexion goes far well with the red-lipstick. Anyway, I'm really sorry if you felt that the post is very ethnic centered, that was certainly not the intent behind sharing this text. On the other note, I have to mention that one of the reason why ladies apply lipstick is because they want to make sure their lips look well shaped and big. I have to say that ladies from south america such as Brasil have a wonderful natural pouts and using a red-lipstick might not make complete sense to them as they are naturally blessed with big lips. Anyway, lipstick is just a part of makeup, what counts is the beauty of Women.

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Mr.Jovita said...

im glad u feel this way cuz my fiance is uber negetive towards red lipstick.. n i LOVE IT! :(

Anonymous said...

The sight and visual stimulation of a Woman wearing bright RED Lipstick can certainly bring sexual thought and dreams to a Man. The idea of the RED Lipstick on his body (especially his penis) can create hard-ons.

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