Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today's history lesson: National Lipstick Day

Hello Beauties! I want to quickly wish all you makeup lovers out there a happy national lipstick day! So in the name of today, below is an arrangement of different brands and shades and fun facts about our favorite makeup item of all time!

Lipstick Might Have Implied You Were A Prostitute

Early in the Greek empire, red lipstick or lip paint signaled that a woman was a prostitute, given that most women during that time typically went without makeup.

Lipstick Was An Indicator Of Social Rank
During the Roman Empire, lipstick was used to indicate social status. Even men wore lip paint to suggest their rank. 

George Washington Wore It
Even George Washington would occasionally wear lipstick, makeup, and a powdered wig!

 The Queen Had Her Own Signature Shade Made
Queen Elizabeth II commissioned her own lipstick shade to match her coronation robes at the 1952 ceremony. The soft red-blue was dubbed "The Balmoral Lipstick," named after her Scottish country home.

Lipstick Apparently Caused Diva Moments
Elizabeth Taylor loved her red lipstick so much she apparently demanded that no one else on her movie sets could wear it.

80 Percent Of American Women Wear Lipstick
In the mid-2000s, a poll found that 80 percent of American women wore lipstick, about ten percent more than French women.

Some of our favorite sexy shades are pictured below



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