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I tried Wearing Red Lipstick on My First Date, and This is How it Went!

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Lipsticks are essential for my survival. I own a lot of them, and I like to think of them as my signature makeup essential. But imagine this… red lipstick on a first date? 

I had spent countless hours researching what to do and what not to when meeting a potential partner for the first time. Many articles online recommend not wearing the color as it comes across as loud, flamboyant, and not-so-elegant. There’s an enigma around this color that draws opinions for conversations always.

Even a recent study at the University of Manchester found that men are indeed attracted to lipstick. The study claims that men, on average, spend about 7.3 seconds staring at a woman donning red! While pink-colored lipsticks only got the attention of 6.7 seconds!

Keeping all this in mind, I decided to do the bravest thing I have ever done probably – I wore a bright crimson L’Oréal Paris lipstick to my first date.

Here’s how it went:

I paired my Pure Rouge with an LBD to be on the safe side while keeping my hair loose and stuck to minimal makeup. Needless to say, I was totally unsure at this point if I’m making the right decision.

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L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Lipstick

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Once I had the lipstick on, I couldn’t believe how well everything seemed! My best mode was on! Not only did it complete the look, but the color also accentuated my facial features and added a spark of charm! I felt a surge of confidence from within, a feeling of self-esteem flushed through, and I was ready to slay the da(te)y!

What’s more? It wasn’t all about me! My date couldn’t stop talking about how gorgeously put-together I looked, and he definitely had his eyes over my lips in between conversations! 😉


Anyway, guess what… the red lipstick sure served me well as we have planned a second date! Not to mention, he also complimented my smile. So yay!

Are you still confused about whether to put on red lipstick for the first date or not?

Definitely YES, Ladies!! 

Red is a sensual and powerful color. Additionally, the color is known to make women feel more comfortable, confident, and powerful in themselves, making it great for days when you want to make a statement without much effort! It also accentuates lips without much effort and gives off a very put-together appeal!

It is one of the colors that signify bold, chic, and elegant in its own way. Also, wear it only if you are comfortable with it. 

L'Oreal Paris - Color Riche lipstick, creamy satin finish

L’Oreal Paris – Color Riche lipstick, creamy satin finish

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Here’s how you can choose the right red for your date:
  • Experiment with what suits you; is it wine red or crimson red?
  • The tint is important. Do you *ahem* want to leave a mark or want to conceal everything in your memory?
  • Which type suits you the best: matte, stains or tints, glossy, frosted, metallic, creamy, or sheer?
  • Experiment with brands
  • Don’t go for loud eye makeup or overly blushy cheeks
  • It’s a date! Enjoy!

Red is a fun color you can never go wrong with. If you are looking to spice things up with elegance, red is your color! Aside from that, the color is incredibly versatile for any skin tone and can blend with any dress idea you are planning. By wearing a shade of red for lipstick, not only you are putting across a more independent and feminine personality of yours, but you are bound to feel confident and powerful in yourself.

‘Cause we never go out of style, we never go out of style!

You go, girl! 

Putting a Red Lipstick On the First Day Definitely Help You Date Better!

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Manjari Shreya
Manjari is a Potterhead (psst... Gryffindor!), and she is obsessed with collecting coffee mugs. She thoroughly enjoys talking to people and making an attempt at adding value to their lives. Also, believes in destiny and is a 100% beach person!

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