Interesting Lipstick Facts

Lipstick has very long and quite interesting history. It has been rung the bell with fashionistas since ancient times. The first lipstick is considered to have been invented in the Ancient Egypt more than 4 thousand years ago! And then it was used all the way from common women to empresses. All the more it is hard to imagine today’s woman with no lipstick glitter on her lips. But have you ever thought that this miraculous inhabitant of every makeup bag is more than meets the eye. Thus I’d like to bring forward some interesting lipstick facts for you to keep up.

Let’s start with the history of lipstick origin. As I’ve already mentioned lipstick was invented as far back as 4 thousand years ago. At that time lipstick of dark shades was in common use. For instance Nefertiti preferred to use lipstick made of mollusc shell nacre, while Cleopatra opted for the one made of red ochre. But unfortunately such lipsticks were very toxicant. (Apparently right then the expression “kiss of death” really came into use.)

The Middle Ages can be marked as hard times for lipstick fans, as lipstick was proscribed by the Church. It was thought that women who used to wear lipstick would be taken for witches and cast into the hell on the Day of Last Judgment. Women surely were very frightened and therefore everybody forgot about lipstick until the Renaissance.

The Renaissance placed itself on the record as the time when lipstick was used not only by women but by men as well! At the court of Ludwig XVI (France) men applied lipstick in order to make their lip contour more noticeable against moustache and beard.

But the present lipstick appearance dates back to the 1903 year. The novelty, set for appliance to lips appeared at the World Fair having made a real boom as the first lipstick! Women were enchanted with new beauty invention.

Later in 1915 the world cosmetic brand Guerlain presented a new lipstick made in the present form of stick, which became the most popular cosmetic product. In the 1920s the lipstick firmly came into use thanks to Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Joan Crawford.

Henceforth the magical lipstick has become an absolute must-have for every woman. And in contrast to that ancient unvaried lipstick, now we can enjoy various kinds and shades of it to fit any fastidious taste.  Here are some lipstick types:

  • Moisturizing lipstick
  • Chapstick
  • Lipstick, visually bleaching teeth
  • Glossy lipstick
  • Glittery lipstick and etc.

Some more interesting facts about lipstick:

  • French scientists calculated that a man swallows up to 6 pounds of lipstick during his life, while a woman up to 17!!!
  • Most lipsticks have fish scales as the component.
  • One can judge a woman’s character by the lipstick color she opts for:

Red lipstick is the choice of cheerful women.

Pink lipstick is for romantic women.

Bright orange lipstick color is for eccentric women who like to be in the spotlight.

Lipstick of pearl shades is an option of careerist.

via Interesting Lipstick Facts | Ourvanity.com – Beauty and health secrets for everyone.

Dior Spring Beauty Makeup Collection 2011

Spring makeup lines are hitting beauty counters right now, and Dior’s offering of makeup is their usual girly fest chock full of goodies to gander at. The beauty collection is dominated with shades of dark to light grey, but made flirty with touches of peach and the usual baby pinks seen in their lipglosses and lipsticks, as well as a few eye-shadow shades which effectively balance out this darker colour and make the collection more Summer inspired.

The colours on show are inspired by Christian Dior’s childhood spent in a small town in Normandy – the palettes show the shades that Mr. Dior himself associated with his early years. This classic, glamorous idea is also conveyed in the usual Dior blue packaging em-blazed with the unforgettable CD logo, accompanied with that signature dark blue colour and the embossed quilted look which adorns some of the lipglosses and lipsticks. Here is a peek at some of the products that will be hitting beauty counters.

via Dior Spring Beauty Makeup Collection 2011 | Front Row View.

8 Crazy And Super Creative Lipstick Looks

Makeup is good for a lot of things: dressing up an outfit, covering up a pimple, or brightening up an otherwise dreary day. But in the right hands, it’s also good for creating seriously cool designs — which is why we’ve rounded up the eight craziest and most creative lipstick looks we’ve ever seen, all of which give new meaning to the phrase “luscious lips.”

via Crazy Lipstick Art – Makeup Design | PHOTOS | Styleite.