It can be hard to decide what lipstick to wear on a first date.
Do you go for a bold red? A flirty pink? A simple neutral shade? Maybe you’ll give it a miss altogether, letting your potential new love see your pout au naturel.
But it turns out that the lippy you choose could actually say a lot about you.
Over at Mashable, fashion psychologist Professor Karen Pine has revealed exactly what our choice of shade means.
Here’s what she had to say…
1) Classic red
‘You are sending out emotionally charged signals, wearing a colour associated with passion, energy and action. You’re a bold, confident woman and one in her sexual prime.’
‘With its undertones of purple, you’ve gone for a regal hue that conveys an image of sophistication and uniqueness.
‘This shade also suggests enlightenment and creativity, so you’re expecting some stimulating conversation, someone out of the ordinary, and your date had better deliver.’
3) Hot pink
‘Pink is the colour of innocence, but you’ve added some heat too, signalling a mixed message of approach-avoidance.
‘Your date may be confused as to what you want from a relationship, and maybe you’re not too sure yourself, but ultimately it must appeal to your heart, body and soul.’
‘Your colour reflects your strong, decisive character, but you may find yourself holding back on the date, unwilling to give away too much too soon.
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‘It’s a colour that says you’re strong but take a while to get to know you, so your date needs to be patient.’
‘You are approaching the date with enthusiasm, playfulness and the right amount of balance. You want to be noticed, know where you are going and may be in a hurry to get there.
‘You’re willing to have fun and just see where it goes.’
‘You want to be taken seriously, have nothing to hide and a lot to give. There’s a vulnerability and sensitivity to your approach but with the right partner, you’re willing to bare your soul and wear your heart on your sleeve.’
7) No lipstick
‘You have a no-nonsense approach, don’t want to play games or get off on the wrong foot. So by not wearing lipstick, you’re saying: “This is me, take me as I am, or not at all.”
‘You’ll be looking for openness and honesty from your date.’