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|The History Of Red Lipsticks by Itulah(m): 10:07am On May 19, 2015|
1. All Natural, 3000 BC: Ancient Mesopotamian women are often credited as the first women to invent and wear lipstick, using crushed gemstones to decorate their lips. Ancient Romans, especially the upper class, also used homemade lip color. The Egyptians followed suit, including Cleopatra VII, who would crush ants and carmine in a base of beeswax to color her lips a red shade.
2. Fit for a Queen, Mid-1500's: Lipstick's popularity eventually died out among the upper class, as people considered it only fit for prostitutes and lower-class women. Queen Elizabeth I, however, revived the look as she often opted to don a pale white face with bright crimson lips.
3. Yield to the Court, 1770:
Red lips were met with controversy yet again when the British Parliament passed a law stating that made-up women were witches who attempt to lure men into marriage. The attitude that makeup was a form of deception was common at the time.
4. On the Big Screen, Late 1800's:The tide turned once more when the Sears Roebuck catalog offered rouge for lips and cheeks. Now, lipstick was colored with carmine dye taken from cochineal insect scales (which must have tasted interesting). Actresses were especially keen to red lipstick since they needed to darken their natural lip color in order to stand out on black-and-white film.
5. Going Mainstream, Early 1900's: In 1915, Maurice Levy invented the first metal lipstick tube — before this, lipstick was wrapped in silk paper, which made it difficult to carry around and apply on-the-go. Within years, major beauty companies including Chanel, Guerlain, Elizabeth Arden, and Estée Lauder, started selling lipstick.
6. The In Crowd, 1940's: Elizabeth Taylor was notorious for her bright red lips and is often remembered for saying, "Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together." Companies like Maybelline, Revlon, and CoverGirl found women 16 years and up to be loyal customers to their product.
7a. The Hollywood Effect, 1950's: By the '50s, red lipstick was worn by most and embraced as a sexy addition to any outfit. Stars propelled the cosmetic even further, with Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, and Ava Gardner known for wearing the bold shade. By then, 98 percent of U.S. women were wearing lipstick.
7b. Actress Marilyn Monroe in a 1952 portrait. From risqué to romantic, a bold lip has been marked by plenty of drama.
8. Out with the Old, 1960's and 1970's: New colors of lipsticks started to emerge, making the classic red just one of many choices. Pastel and nude shades become popular in the mod era, whereas the punk movement brought in black and purple hues.
9. Still a Classic, 1980's and 1990's: No worries here — red made a comeback, with beauty giant M.A.C. introducing their first line of lipsticks and Madonna rocking her perfect pout. Other colors of lipstick continued to be unveiled, but red was always the original — a revolutionary of the makeup world.
10. The Power of Red, 2014: Women of all ages and careers continue to rock the red lip, with many celebrities adopting it as their signature look. From Gwen Stefani to Taylor Swift to Emma Stone, the red lip — and its powerful effects — are clearly here to stay.
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by Nobody: 10:33am On May 19, 2015|
uhm nice but I've never tried a lipstick on before so don't know what color suits me, whether I belong to the team red or not I don't know
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by Pinkiedearie(f): 10:41am On May 19, 2015|
Repping team pink n' red lipsticks..
Pink for soft beauty Red for rugged beauty..
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|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by Nobody: 11:24am On May 19, 2015|
I don't like the taste of lipsticks.
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by Jennydoris(f): 11:33am On May 20, 2015|
Red lipstick attracts...
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by uchebest2006(m): 1:19pm On May 20, 2015|
Nothing like Natural lips....!! Thats the beauty of a real model!!
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by Mprex(f): 4:36pm On May 20, 2015|
i am trying hard to stop wearing bright coloured lipsticks. They are cool all thesame
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by KingTom(m): 4:44pm On May 20, 2015|
Mprex:You look sexy in them
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by Mprex(f): 4:50pm On May 20, 2015|
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by KingTom(m): 4:55pm On May 20, 2015|
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by sinaj(f): 6:02pm On May 20, 2015|
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by Tashaamania(f): 6:20pm On May 20, 2015|
But who cares? We'll always love redlipsticks!!
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by prettyjo(f): 7:10pm On May 20, 2015|
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by KingTom(m): 7:58pm On May 20, 2015|
|Re: The History Of Red Lipsticks by Nobody: 4:57am On Jul 06, 2015|
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