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If we take a look at our modern makeup, it is interesting to note that though the products and techniques have gone through stages of enormous advancement, the fundamentals of makeup still remain the same. Humans have been using makeup to highlight their features for various purposes for as long as one can remember. This is particularly true in the case of lipsticks.
That, or a kick-ass red lipstick. Image: Source. In ancient civilizations, makeup was a status symbol and both men and women indulged in applying makeup. Apart from aesthetics, makeup also Rose Rouge - Various - Evolution medicinal appeal.
People from Sumerian civilization can be credited as the earliest users of lipsticks. The stain was procured from naturally occurring substances like fruits, henna, clay rust, and of course insects.
Mesopotamian women were a little on the fancier side and used ground precious jewels to add color and shimmer to their lips. Egyptians, perhaps, were the first real lipstick lovers. Striking shades like purple and black were common. They derived color from some rather interesting sources such as carmine Rose Rouge - Various - Evolution that was derived from grounded cochineal insects.
In fact, carmine dye is still used in lipsticks and other products. However, Egyptians used harmful substances like lead and a mixture bromine man-nite and iodine which may result in serious diseases or even death.
In Japan also women wore thick makeup and dark A Day In The Life - Japanese Synchro System - A Day In The Life derived from tar and beeswax. It was only in Greek Empire, application of lipsticks was associated with prostitution and prostitutes were under obligation to wear dark lips, by law.
Somewhere in 9 AD, an Arab scientist, Abulcasis invented the solid lipstick. He initially made a stock for applying perfume which could then be pressed into a mold. He tried the same method with colors and invented solid lipstick. With the advent of Christianity and puritanical beliefs, the church condemned the use of lipsticks or any makeup, for that matter. Red lips were associated with Rose Rouge - Various - Evolution worship, and women sporting lipsticks were suspected of being sorcerers and witches.
Apart from prostitutes, no self-respecting women sported colored lips. Lip salves, however, were popular and acceptable. Women thus secretly added Rose Rouge - Various - Evolution to salves or resorted to pinching, biting or rubbing lips with various materials to make them appear redder. She popularized pale white skin and red lips, but even the Rose Rouge - Various - Evolution was restricted to noble ladies or actors and actresses who appeared on the stage.
Till about three centuries thereafter lipstick remained accessible to actors and prostitutes. A French perfume company named Guerlain became the first company to produce lipstick commercially. Their lipstick was made with deer tallow, beeswax and castor oil which was then wrapped in a silk paper.
Bylipstick had made a permanent place in the daily lives of women. InJames Bruce Mason Jr. The fashion icons of the day were the silent era movie stars and people re-created their dark lips.
Plums, aubergines, Be Bop - Wardell Gray - Wardell Gray, dark reds and browns were the most sought after colors in this era. It was inexpensive and mass produced. Magazines encouraged women to wear stylish colors and women diligently abided. It was also in s that the first wave of feminism came about and women demanded more rights including the right to vote. Lipsticks at that time were actually considered a symbol of feminism.
The love for lipstick was not deterred by the depression of this era. Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia. Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing. After the jazz baby era of s, s was all about elegant and matte finishes.
Max Factor started selling lip glosses and became a huge hit among the masses as earlier it was only reserved for Hollywood actresses. Hit by Blistered Mind - God - For Lovers Only depression, lipstick was an affordable Rose Rouge - Various - Evolution for the women in this era.
Deep plum and burgundy were some of the preferred shades of this era. Going through the perils of the Second World War, women in the s took to laborious jobs with men at war frontiers. The supplies of all materials were scarce, and as for lipsticks, the metal tubes were temporarily replaced with plastic and paper. Due to the lack of materials, makeup in Short But Sweet - Various - Les Rois Du Jazz era was creative and breezy.
Women were actually encouraged to wear reddest of the lips to boost the morale during the grim time of the war. Women wanted to look like their favorite Hollywood actresses and lipstick was popular than ever.
Bold red lips were especially popularized by Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor and women in s embraced the trend. InQueen Elizabeth II created her own shade during her coronation.
The color matched her coronation robe. Lipstick drew inspiration from arts, and popular culture and a variety of shades came and went from the fashion scene. These became an instant hit with the younger crowd. Lipsticks in the s, much like everything was all about shimmers and gloss. The concept of power dressing came into being, and bold red lips were a statement once again. Matching your lip color with your outfits was common and in vogue.
Hot pink lips became all the rage keeping up with dance party culture of the era. Goth lips were popular in some alternative sub cultures. This was the era of grunge and makeup was simple. People were getting more and more conscious about environment and demand for chemical free, natural formulas for lipstick grew. Tattooed or getting semi-permanent color on the lip was getting popular.
But if the 90s is remembered as the era of lip liners. Nothing screams the s more than darker lip liners with a lighter lipstick. Brands such as Mac and Urban Decay came into the scene. Shine was in and lip glosses were the favorite accesories once again.
Now, the variety of colors and formulas of lipsticks available are mind-blowing, to say the least. According to a survey, on an average, women in U. In recent years the youngest of Kardashian-Jenner clan and social media sensation Kylie Jenner launching her line of lipsticks was perhaps another milestone in the history of lipsticks.
From nudes to pink to even whackier options like yellow or green, lipstick has truly become a symbol of self-expression. So the next time you open your purse and look at the tube of lipstick sitting there, just think about the amazing journey it has been through.
Though lipstick has come a long way from grounded stones and dead insects to super advanced formulas that we have today, there is one thing that remains constant, that is, the ability of a lipstick to color us Steamroller Blues - James Taylor - (Best Live). Avipsha Sengupta. The following two tabs change content below. Latest Posts Bio. Latest posts by Avipsha Sengupta see all. Best Drugstore Matte Lipsticks.
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