The Lipstick Page
Lipstick is the
ultimate cosmetic item that women have been using for centuries with a
diversely accepted history. Queen Cleopatra
is said to have tinted her lips red with henna to improve her sexual
presence. During the 1800’s cosmetics were considered to be worn by
women of lower caliber such as actresses and prostitutes, while during
World War II women wanted to “put on a brave face”
for their men who were active in the war coming home. The cosmetic
industry has been ever changing but one constant staple has always been
lipstick with 65% of women using lipstick daily and 25% of women
refusing to leave their house without it.
Leading Lipstick Manufacturers Around the World
Chanel - The
House of Chanel founded by
Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel has become a
nationally recognized brand and is most famous for the scent released
in 1921 Chanel No. 5 and still remains one of the best selling
fragrances among women along with their extensive line of cosmetics.
Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant Essences or more commonly
known as Aveda - An environmentally friendly
geared company founded in 1978 providing its first make up skin line,
Aveda Indra in 1989. Since then the company has expanded and is located
throughout the world in 7,000 locations and 24 countries.
MAC Cosmetics (Make-up Art
Cosmetics) - Founded in Canada by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo in
1984. With a background in photography and as a make-up artist, Angelo
recognized the need for specific make up for professionals within the
photography world. This cutting edge line has made its way into the
mainstream make up industry and is now considered one of the most
popular lines in the world.
CoverlGirl - Founded in 1958 by the
Noxzema Chemical Company out of Baltimore, Maryland this American name
has become a household brand. Originally targeting the “girl next door”
look for a more natural, fresh face look, Christie Brinkley became a
CoverGirl model and helped to expand the CoverGirl look and line.
The Lipsticks Celebrities Use (brands/colors)
Celebrity style is often idolized and replicated by
fans. Below is just a small compilation of some influential celebrities
and their stamp on the makeup industry.
Celebrities wearing shades of red including Marilyn Monroe
to Christina Aguilera.
celebrities - You'll see the latest trend in the Barbie pink
hues for some of your favorite celebrities leading ladies as well as
the the brand and cost.
secrets – Providing some of the best tips and tricks from the
industries leading makeup artists for your favorite celebs-you'll be
able to create the look you've always wanted.
Celebrity looks – Find and create
the same look of your favorite celebrity. This site provides specific
looks of your favorite celebrities while providing the brand and color
of the makeup used, as well as how to apply it properly.
Lipstick Application Tips
Red lipstick can work for just about any skin-tone, learn how to apply
this famous favorite.
– Before trying to find the right shade, knowing what lipstick is made
of and how it is produced may help you in choosing the right shades and
brands for you.
Experiment – This quirky and comical experiment gives some
valuable information in regards to brand of lipstick you buy and how
many applications you should expect to get out of each purchase of your
tube of lipstick.
– Who knew there were different types of lipsticks? This article helps
you figure out the type of lipstick you would prefer by what it does.
– This article gives a great summary on the majority of lipstick trends
through the eras of fashion.
Hot pink lipstick
– Jessica Biel's stunning lips in a hot pink shade can be duplicated.
This site provides a few pointers on how to wear the shade as well as
complimenting the rest of your makeup.
The lipstick indicator
– With the decline of the economy lipstick sales are on a steady rise.
Economics analyst believe it's due to women being unable to spend on
high priced indulgences.