Lipstick has really come a long way. From attempts to ban it (yes, you read that right) to international celebrations (July 29th is considered International Lipstick Day).
The first documented lip tint was made with crushed red stone and white lead. , which dates back to the Sumerian ruler Queen Shuvad or Puabi of Ur around 2500 BC.
In the early Greek Empire, red lipstick or lip color indicated that a woman was a prostitute. Because most women in those days didn’t usually wear makeup.
During the Roman Empire, lipstick was used to indicate social status. Even men wore lip color to indicate their rank.
During the Middle Ages and Middle Ages, lipstick was worn by lower-class people in various European countries, including England, Germany, Spain, and Ireland.They used botanical and herbal dyes to make their lips red. The church deemed the appearance “demonic”.
Queen Elizabeth I used her blush so avidly that she believed that her blush had healing powers and even the power to prevent death.
In 1650, the British Parliament tried to ban the wearing of lipstick. The bill ultimately failed.
By 1770, the British Parliament had declared that women who wore make-up or “seduced men” had their marriages annulled and were accused of witchcraft.
In 1884, the first modern lipstick was introduced by a Parisian perfumer. Wrapped in tissue paper and made with deer tallow, castor oil and beeswax.
By 1908, it was fine for women to apply lipstick at the table at lunch in a restaurant. But don’t wear lipstick at dinner.
Lipstick became even more popular in 1915 as the first rotating lipstick case was invented, making it much easier to carry around.
In 1915, a bill was introduced in the Kansas legislature making it a misdemeanor for women under the age of 44 to wear make-up on the grounds that it “gives a false lipstik.”
At the turn of the 20th century, lipstick continued to symbolize femininity, but with the support of leading suffragists, it also came to symbolize women’s emancipation.
During World War II, All cosmetics except lipstick were rationed. Winston Churchill decided to continue making lipstick because he felt that lipstick had a morale-boosting effect.
Queen Elizabeth II ordered her own lipstick to match her coronation robes at the 1952 ceremony. Her soft red-blue was called “Balmoral Lipstick,” named after a Scottish country house.
The average woman uses her four to nine pounds of lipstick in her lifetime. That last fact should really hit anyone who uses lipstick.How many of those pounds are you actually putting on? Make sure your lipstick is chemical free. When I reach for a tube of lipstick, I see more than color, packaging, and price. Always read labels and choose the ones with ingredients that are okay for you