It’s a confidence booster.
Put it on when feeling sad or self-conscious and in a matter of minutes, you’ll be ready to take on the world. When having a shy moment, your lips are often ice breakers, with someone telling you, “Oh, I love that color!” (Not that you’ll need the compliment…but at that point, you’ll take it!) And nothing beats that giddy excitement you feel when purchasing a new colour because with each colour change you could pretend to be a whole other person, almost like having a slightly more confident, bolder alter ego.
Lips can get sunburned just like the rest of your skin. In fact, they’re more vulnerable to the sun’s rays because there is no melanin (the compound that protects skin from the sun) in your lips. But thankfully, lipsticks oftentimes have an SPF of 15 or higher, protecting them from an awkward sunburn.
Lipstick can make your lips appear fuller.
But the mouth isn’t the only facial feature it helps to define. A pop of color on the bottom of your face makes the pop of color on top—your eyes—look bigger and more defined.
Surprising, right? Studies have shown that women who regularly wear lipstick have better posture than those who don’t. A study by L’Oreal revealed that the (albeit, small) act of “stretching” to put on lipstick improves balance and coordination, and thereby makes you stand taller. Another study conducted stated that women that