I dislike red lipstick. Not on others, just on me. Partly because it does not suit me At. All. and partly because I prefer not to stand out, most of the time....
But what I do like about red lipstick is the look it gave the classic stars of B&W films. That might be in part to liking high contrast photography. You can see nowadays that when a singer or actress wants to emulate that particular era, she goes for the red lippy. Think Madonna and Gwen Stefani.
I used to wonder whether the red lippy was a product of B&W film and the desire for prominant starlet lips, or whether the fashion of the time simply suited film. You know, chicken or egg.
Of course, being me, I also recall when the look wasn't associated with glamour. Leave it to my fave Bette to ensure there are other classic images with red lippy.
And when we move into colour flicks, there's nothing like smeared red lippy to conjure images and fears of spilt blood.
For others slashed in red this week head to Theme Thursday.