Whilst I agree with the BBC for banning children's TV presenters from looking too sexy on air with their clothes, I disagree with them stopping red lipstick being worn on children's programmes. Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz had red lips and so does Snow White. Does that make them provocative?
It seems red lipstick can help us to exude confidence and power. But there's also an overtly sexual element to the red lip. Studies confirm that red lipstick draws attention to the mouth, especially from the opposite sex.
I did a photoshoot recently - 50s style. Since turning 30, I have enjoyed wearing lipstick - proper lipstick - more than ever. Eyebrows and lashes, are however, and have always been, as vital to me as they were to ladies of this era.