Lip colour affects perceived sex typicality and attractiveness of human faces.

@article{Stephen2010LipCA,
  title={Lip colour affects perceived sex typicality and attractiveness of human faces.},
  author={Ian D Stephen and Angela M McKeegan},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={1104-10}
}
The luminance contrast between facial features and facial skin is greater in women than in men, and women's use of make-up enhances this contrast. In black-and-white photographs, increased luminance contrast enhances femininity and attractiveness in women's faces, but reduces masculinity and attractiveness in men's faces. In Caucasians, much of the contrast between the lips and facial skin is in redness. Red lips have been considered attractive in women in geographically and temporally diverse… CONTINUE READING
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