Christina performed on a German TV show recently with her trademark red lipstick. As we know, she can't seem to go anywhere without that red look. She explained her obsession in the January issue of Glamour magazine. When Christina was asked if she would feel exposed without her make-up she answered,
Yeah - there's a witch under this hair [she says laughing]. Would I feel exposed? Yes, in a certain way. The red lips are - I don't want to call them "armor," but they're the clothes of my character, and I'm in the business of entertainment....I don't see makeup as a defense. I see it as a creative outlet. I am a woman who has my extreme vulnerable side and my baggage - and at times I feel extremely weak. And who's to say a little mascara doesn't make you feel more confident when you pop it on and look in the mirror? It helps, especially in my position, where I have people waiting down the street to take pictures of me so they can evaluate and criticize every little flaw on my face. I suppose that's where the armor would come into the picture.
We have to admit we used to give Christina a hard time for always wearing those red lips. Maybe it's because we don't think she needs the extreme color to hide behind. That said, thank you Christina for finally giving us the answer to one of life's great mysteries! For more pics of Christina and her ruby lips just