Wear red lipstick and get promoted at work: survey

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  • Updated: Jun 06, 2014 17:00 IST

Red lipstick favoured at work in bid for promotion. (Getty)

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 Escentual.com - 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 femalefirst.co.uk.

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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 Escentual.com.

"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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