Turns out that lipstick will truly make you shine when it comes to getting top exams results!
New research shows that women who put on make-up before taking a test/exam achieved a 20% higher result than those who were bare faced.
Psychologists have named this theory the ‘lipstick effect’, which cloaims those who wear make-up have a boosted self-esteem and a 'knock-on effect' when it comes to memory, confidence and general mental abilitities.
The researchers, from Harvard Medical School and Chieti University in Italy, said: ‘Women may use make-up to increase self-esteem by boosting their attractiveness; this makes them feel better during stress. Positive emotions increase information accessible in memory.’