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She Tried 3 Different Lipstick Colours On Tinder And Here’s How Guys Responded

Meet Zara Barrie

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Barrie is a writer for EliteDaily and isn’t an avid dater. At least, not of men, if you catch my drift. Recently, her bestfriend broke up with her boyfriend. And being the bestie that Barrie is, she got her champagne and makeup. But she was told something she couldn’t accept during the cry-fest.

According to her friend, Sia*, “Men are terrified of lipstick.”

Barrie’s a curious soul. She can’t take information like that and not let it eat her from the inside. She had no idea what to make of the information as she didn’t date men herself. So she brought it up to her coworkers.

“MEN are SO not into lipstick.” Echoed one of her female coworkers. The rest nodded their approval at the statement.

This lead to dear Barrie staring at the ceiling at 2 AM wondering: “Are men really so f*cking terrified of lipstick?” 

Fast forward to the social experiment. Armed with makeup and a photographer, Barrie tried on different colour lipsticks to check the difference.

Day One: Nude Lipstick

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The nude/natural lip look attracted a whole bunch of basic or corny pickup lines. It was mostly what she described as “boys” hitting on her. The ice-breakers weren’t exciting nor memorable.

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But in this guy’s defense, she did say she was a sea of useless info in her bio. That’s what she gets for saying something so cliche.

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Some even elected to altogether skip the icebreaker part. Also pretty dull by her standards.

Day 2: Vampy Purple

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Here’s where things start to get interesting. With purple lipstick, she attracted a more mature crowd. People no longer approached her with cheesy or basic one liners. Instead, they talked about her “I devour books” line a lot.

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While still not entirely clever, it’s a bit better than “Hi cutie :P”.

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At first, she thought that bibliophile meant a lover of the Bible. When she caught on, she realised that the bolder purple attracted men of a different kind.

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Those who liked to read and travel. Distinctly more men than boy.

Day 3: Bold Red

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Day three started with Barrie going for a stronger rouge. And here is where things started getting interesting.

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Her nationality suddenly became extremely important. Apparently, red lipstick made her look unAmerican.

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I mean, I can think of worse things than to be looked at like some sort of exotic beauty.

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There’s something about red lipstick that makes Barrie look like a poster London girl.

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Conclusion

Your lipstick really does affect the kind of men you attract. Though, honestly, Barrie, your pose and hairstyle and angle was different too. But I’ll let that slide since you’re not incredibly experienced playing for this team.

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