Red lipsticks are not only timeless, but they also highlight an important movement for women. In the early 20th century, girls who chose to have red lips were regarded as daring, mysterious, and frightening.
The symbolism stemmed from the Suffragettes movement. This movement believed that campaigning for votes for middle-class, property-owning women is correlated with beauty. As women fought for their rights, red lipstick became an important part of their uniforms; for them, red lipsticks exuded dauntlessness, power, and strength.
Today, red lipsticks are still considered beauty staples; they can make the wearer look more attractive by adding plumpness and colour to any pale lips. If you're wondering how to rock this look, consider taking inspiration from these K stars!
1. Song Hye-kyo
In many of her dramas, actress Song Hye-kyo is often spotted with an au naturel look. That is why it is impossible for fans to miss some of the times she wore something bold: a Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick in red.
The Descendants of the Sun star was the brand's ambassador for 10 years. In 2018, she moved to Sulwhasoo, which also falls under AmorePacific, the parent company of Laneige.