Taylor Swift likes red lipstick because it gives her a "fancy feeling".

The 23-year-old singer is often seen rocking red lipstick on stage and says the bold fashion statement reminds her of glamorous women throughout history who have inspired her.

She said: "I like red lipstick because wearing it gives me this feeling of fancy things, elegant ladies and women throughout history who I've looked up to.

"My grandmother was absolutely beautiful, even in her old age. She always wore red lipstick. Maybe that's what I like about it."

The blonde beauty maintains her gorgeous cherry-coloured lips by following tips from her make-up artists, who always blot then reapply the colour.

She added to Top of the Pops magazine: "One of the best tips is they [make-up artists] have is put on the red lipstick, blot it with a tissue, then they put powder over the tissue and sort of press it onto your lips, then reapply the lipstick. It turns into a stain that lasts much longer."

Despite always looking perfectly polished, Taylor doesn't bother having manicures as she uses her fingers while playing guitar and it would be difficult to maintain.

She added: "I'm not really into doing much with my nails, since I play guitar, I do like blue though!"