Another reason for finding your perfect red lipstick...
Sarah just stumbled across a study (published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management and carried out by the University de Bretagne-Sud) which reveals that waitresses who wore red lipstick encouraged bigger tips from male patrons. (Though not from females - surprise, surprise...!)
Sounds sexist. Maybe a bit controversial, too.
But since red lipstick is all about enhancing a secondary sexual characteristic (the lips themselves), it's probably just hard-wired into men's DNA, in some way.
Fascinating, whatever. And a good opportunity for us to share our favourite-ever red-lipstick-selection secret. Which is to try shades on the pads on the inside of the fingertips, since they're are closest in colour to the lips themselves.
So: thanks to Mary Greenwell, for the kind of red lipstick tip everyone - not just waitresses - can take advantage of...!