Throughout my life, Mother Rockette always had red lipstick on, and she always has one in her purse. I learnt that red lipstick meant you were 'ready'. As a younger girl, heading out on the town, Mother Rockette would check, ''Wallet? Keys? Lipstick?'' and anything else you remembered was a bonus.
Gwyneth Paltrow famously said ''Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.''
When I wear red lipstick I feel it says something to the world. It says that you feel attractive, and that you don't mind being looked at.
The gorgeous Bette Davis admitted, ''Even when I'm at home alone, I wear my lipstick. I feel naked without it.''
Red lips never go out of fashion, Cleopatra painted hers red to attract Caesar, and unlike oranges, pinks and browns, red lippy is always on trend.
Audrey Hepburn told us, ''I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls.'' I love this quote, and stand by it completely.
It has been said that in times of economic downturn the sale of lipsticks rise. Treating yourself to a new lipstick (despite having five at home) is an affordable way of bringing some glamour into your life. It enables you to feel like you have a new outfit, when you can't afford any more clothes.
Everyone can wear red lipstick. Whether you save it for special nights out, or you're like Mother Rockette and Bette Davis and wear it all the time, the hunt for the perfect red lipstick is half of the fun.