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Wear red lipstick and get promoted at work: survey

IANS  London, June 06, 2014
First Published: 16:08 IST(6/6/2014) | Last Updated: 17:00 IST(6/6/2014)

A red lipstick beauty look ensures you stand out from the crowd but what is more interesting that women are wearing this look at the workplace to help in getting a promotion, new research says.

Nearly half of British women wear red lipstick to work to impress their boss, according to the survey.

The research, done by - a premier beauty destination - found that 40 percent of women regularly arrive at the office sporting an alluring scarlet shade of lipstick in an attempt to attract the attention of their male bosses, reports

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And even more women, nearly two thirds, would wear heavy eye make-up in order to be noticed by their male superiors.

Perhaps the reason for this bold and sexy make-up is that 40 percent of women believe that flirting with the boss is more likely to gain them promotion at work.

And the clothing choices appear to be a lot more provocative than before as well, with almost half of women admitting that they would defy conservative office dress codes and wear low-cut blouses and high heels in the work place.

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Surprisingly most women said they would team their pillarbox red pout with heavy eye make-up, including dark eye-shadow, eyeliner and mascara.

"A red lip is no longer a look reserved for a date or a night out," said Emma Leslie, beauty editor of

"For whatever reasons, more and more women are introducing red lipstick into their office make-up routine, but it’s important to make sure you don’t go overboard. I always recommend keeping the rest of your make-up fairly muted if you plan on sporting a bold lip in the daytime.If you don't feel brave enough for a full-on red lip in the office, a sheerer formula or more coral tone allows you to work the look in a less dramatic way," added Leslie.

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