Have you ever wondered what the essence of colour means to your lips? If so you’re not alone; it’s an ancient tradition dating back centuries.
Cleopatra began adorning her lips with red colours made from beetles. Mayans used different earth clays to beautify their faces and lips whilst the Chinese started applying lip colour some 5000 years ago, it was a thick paste like substance and was more of a lip balm consistency, it was sticky and applied with a brush. Both males and females decorated their faces with colours and paints. It’s used to express ourselves in different cultures and is associated with traditions and celebrations.
In earlier times, lipstick colours were produced using seaweed, beetles, ants and the dyes of plants and vegetables and animal products.
Here’s how you can Feng Shui your lips to suit your age.
In your 20’s you can wear a lighter red which shows you’re open to new experiences but still not quiet sure of yourself, but by the time you reach your 30’s and 40’s you’re into a deeper red indicating your passion, fun and creativity. In your 50’s & later you’re more likely to consider a softer red again as you like the quieter side of loud. You’re interested in subtle music rather than heavy metal bands.
Did you know that red lipstick makes your teeth appear whiter?
Orange is great in your 20’s however if you’re still wearing it in you’re 50’s you might think you’re still 20 and can be rather playful in your approach to life. Have fun and be creative. You’re strong willed yet mindful of others, with great self-worth and courage.
Bright pink and purples are more for in your 20’s, showing your creative playful side and willing to experience new things, without making a grand statement like a red lipstick does. However, in your 30’s & 40’s you’re more likely to choose a lighter shade of pink. This indicates you’re still creative, fun and playful but you can also see the lighter side of life and don’t take yourself too seriously.
You will notice that the bright and light colours of red/pink shades are opposite for each decade. This is your education and learning patterns as you mature and step into your womanly wilds.
Soft pink – indicates you’re heart centred, loyal and generous.
Bright Pink – you know what you want and you’re not afraid to go after it.
However, be mindful of others around, as you may be misunderstood especially when it comes to humour. People won’t get your jokes but you do and that’s the most important thing.
A semi-shimmer to medium brown/tan in your 50’s and beyond indicates your need for balance in your life.
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