Trend Spotting: Red Lips, Man Repeller or Propeller?
The prospect of red lipstick as a Man Repeller is fairly controversial. Done in moderation, the beauty trend can exude a certain Old Hollywood glamfactor.
When worn by chronic magnets like Camilla Belle, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie and Penelope Cruz, my argument–that red lipstick may in fact serve as a wood cutter–comes to a quick close.
And then I remember that we’re Man Repellers. Excess is the name of our game. Think of the red lips as the sort of…cherry on top.
Sequined cape! Chain-adorned head gear! Burnt orange short-sleeve blazer! Holy frizz cut, now we’re talking.
My own experiences have proven that red-lipping yields weener-nipping. Real life remarks include: “I’m not kissing you with that shit on your lips.” Good, I didn’t want one anyway.
“You’re trying too hard.”
“You look like a clown.”
And my personal favorite: “Your lips clash with your outfit” …evidently, wearing red lipstick is also a fine way to separate the actual straight men from the ones who just think they’re straight,
As with all other trend-spotting installments, the trend being dissected often crowds the pages of our favorite street style sites. Today, we look to Who is Bobb-Paris for inspiration.