Lips are getting more and more attention these days as the COVID mask mandate becomes a thing of the past and we remember how empowered we feel putting on a bright lippie instead or a boring face cover.
There are many reasons why lipstick can be so effective at improving mood. According to Shanelle Carroll-Pudney, owner of the New Zealand makeup brand Lauren & Louise, makeup and lipstick specifically is a very quick way for women to give themselves a lift. You put it on and you immediately feel more confident than you did without it.
Lipstick is a form of self-expression. When we choose a certain shade of lipstick, we are making a statement about our personality, mood, and style. The act of applying lipstick can also be a ritual that helps us to feel more centered and focused.
Another reason why lipstick can improve mood is that it can instantly make us feel more put-together and polished. When we look good on the outside, we tend to feel better on the inside. And wearing lipstick can give us an extra boost of confidence that can help us tackle whatever challenges we may face throughout the day.
Lipstick can also be a form of self-care. Applying lipstick can be a small act of kindness that we do for ourselves each day. Taking a few moments to apply lipstick and admire ourselves in the mirror can help us feel more connected to our bodies and more in tune with our emotions.
But perhaps the most powerful aspect of lipstick is its ability to evoke certain moods and emotions. Different shades of lipstick can have different psychological effects. For example, red lipstick is often associated with confidence, power, and passion, while pink lipstick can be more playful and romantic. Dark, vampy shades can be edgy and rebellious, while neutral shades can be more calming and soothing.
Ultimately, the power of a lippie lies in its ability to help us tap into our inner selves and express our emotions through colour. Whether we're feeling bold and confident or shy and introspective, there is a shade of lipstick that can help us express our mood and enhance our emotional wellbeing.
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