Author and Red Lipstick Expert Rachel Felder Tells Us Why You Should Wear Lipstick on a Date — Listen!



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This week, Gwen and Us Weekly deputy beauty and style director Beth Shapouri welcome Rachel Felder, author of Author of Red Lipstick: An Ode to a Beauty Icon to talk, well, all things lipstick! She shares fascinating stats about the history of red lipstick, how to apply it evenly and why you need to wear it on your next big date! And of course, the expert dishes on the celebrities who wear the iconic shade the best, including Madonna, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and more.

Rihanna Red Lipstick June 13, 2018
Rihanna wearing red lipstick for the premiere of “Ocean’s 8” in London, England on June 13, 2018. FeatureflashSHM/REX/Shutterstock

She went as far as interviewing scientists about the effect of red lipstick on the wearer and the observer. “It’s been proven that the gaze on someone who wears red lipstick is longer than the gaze on someone who wears no lipstick or neutral lipstick,” says Felder. “There’s this theoretical correlation that many scientists agree that the redness simulates sexual arousal.” Don’t worry — there even more interesting red lipstick science to learn more about in the book (available now!)

For more of the week’s beauty and style news — including Felder’s very important tips to know to make your lipstick lasts all day and night — make sure to listen to the full podcast above and subscribe!

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