I often hear people talking about the fact that wearing make-up means you have no self-confidence. I have to say, I disagree with that. It can of course be said that some use cosmetics to cover themselves up to a degree. I know, because I used to do it.
Our mid twenties without Google search would be a shameful series of questions to family members starting with 'I know I should know this but...' whilst gazing wearily down at our Young person railcards. Much like the deteriorative hangover, the road to 30 creeps up without warning or fan fare..
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.