Lipstick and Interesting Facts

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Applying lipstick has become a daily routine of most modern women as a part of make-up. However, not all lipstick users care about the product in another way than a useful make-up. In fact, lipstick has a long and colorful history. The first lipstick is believed to appear more than four thousand years ago in the Ancient Egypt. At that time, lipstick was of dark shades and made from henna used today as hair dye but unfortunately also quite toxic. The Middle Ages was really a hard time for lipsticks when the Church proscribed any kinds of wearing lipstick. According to their belief, women wearing lipstick should be taken to witches.


The history of lipstick dates back to the Ancient Egypt

The history of lipstick dates back to the Ancient Egypt


Queen Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of ancient Egypt, used bright red lipstick at that time. Queen Cleopatra was well-known for her beauty and love affair with Roman Caesar.

Queen Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of ancient Egypt, used bright red lipstick at that time. Queen Cleopatra was well-known for her beauty and love affair with Roman Caesar.


Lipstick was forgotten until the Renaissance as they were used not only by women but also by men. At that time, lipstick was considered to make men’s lip contour more noticeable than beard and moustache.


Men in the Renaissance also used lipstick

Men in the Renaissance also used lipstick


During the Second World War, movie industry turned out to be one of the biggest industries which allowed lipstick and other make-up to be of glamorous respectability. Hollywood played an important part in spreading the popularity of lipstick.


Famous actresses in Hollywood have inspired women all over the world with their new beauty invention.

Famous actresses in Hollywood have inspired women all over the world with their new beauty invention.


The most components in modern lipstick nowadays are waxes, emollients, oils and pigments.

The most components in modern lipstick nowadays are waxes, emollients, oils and pigments.


Lipstick can be categorized into various types including moisturizing lipstick, glossy lipstick, glittery lipstick and etc.

Lipstick can be categorized into various types including moisturizing lipstick, glossy lipstick, glittery lipstick and etc.


Furthermore, people can judge women’s character due to the color she wears.


Red lipstick is mostly chosen by cheerful women.

Red lipstick is mostly chosen by cheerful women.


Pink lipstick is the choice for romantic women

Pink lipstick is the choice for romantic women


Bright orange lipstick is for those would lovet to be in the spotlight

Bright orange lipstick is for those love to be in the spotlight

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/03/15