It’s all about the lips!

It’s crazy how I’m so addicted to these little wonders of make-up. You can ask me to go out without any other make-up and I will agree but I admit I just cannot forego the lipstick. I love the way lipstick enhances the beauty of the lips and makes them more noticeable. I feel totally incomplete without it. It’s almost magical and can make the lips appear plumper, more appealing and sexier.

My favorite lipstick colors are pink, the orange tones, nude and of course the one we cannot ignore, the red lipstick. I’m so obsessed with them and always have two or three of them in my bag whenever I go out. I don’t hesitate to wear it anytime and anywhere, especially when I feel that it has faded after a bite. Lately, I’ve been loving the Bourgeois brand which comes in matte and glossy. The velvet matte peach and nude are simply awesome and last for long.

My Bourgeois matte & glossy Lipsticks

My Bourgeois matte & glossy Lipsticks

10 Crazy facts you probably didn’t know about lipsticks

Since applying lipstick is the most favorite part of my beauty make-up routine, I thought about making a little research about it to learn more and also share with you all.

Lipstick fans brace yourself, here are several facts which you probably didn’t know about lipstick.

  1. Lipsticks meant you were a prostitute

Long ago during the Greek empire, wearing lipstick or lip paint would mean that a woman is a prostitute. This was mainly because most women at that time were not wearing any make-up.

Source: http://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/10018966/Schaffer06.html?sequence=2

  1. An indication of social status

Early, in the Roman Empire, lipsticks served as an indication of social rank. And guess what, even men were using lip paint at that time to show off their rank. Oops!

Source: http://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/10018966/Schaffer06.html?sequence=2

  1. Even George Washington wore it

Known to be a metrosexual, the first president of USA, George Washington would occasionally wear lipstick, make up and a powdered wig.

Source: https://paintedpouts.wordpress.com/tag/fun-facts/

  1. Queen Elizabeth II had her signature shade

It was called The Balmoral Lipstick, created to match her coronation robes.

Source:http://www.thegloss.com/2010/11/22/beauty/gallery-10-weird-facts-about-lipstick/#ixzz2M7cvG7lQ

  1. 80% of American women wear lipstick

It was found that 80% of American women wore lipsticks in a 2004 poll by the market research group Mintel. About 10% more than French women.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/25/fashion/thursdaystyles/25skin.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

  1. Higher tips for waitresses

A 2012 study found that waitresses who wore lipsticks got higher tips from men. Apparently, it can be a turn-on for some men.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/12/red-lipstick-waitress-tips-men_n_1511366.html

  1. Making heads turn

A scientific research from 2010 proved that women wearing red lipsticks received the most prolonged gazes from men. Yet, we know some guys who say they hate this stuff.

Source: http://www.nerve.com/news/love-sex/study-men-love-red-lipstick-on-women

  1. Arrested for wearing lipstick in Kansas

In 1915, a bill was passed in the Kansas legislature which considered anyone wearing make-up under the age of 44 would be considered as a misdemeanor. This is because it “created a false impression”.

Source: http://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/10018966/Schaffer06.html?sequence=2

  1. Lipsticks almost banned in Britain

Known as « the vice of painting », in 1615, the Britain parliament attempted to ban wearing lipstick. Luckily, the bill ultimately did not pass.

Source: http://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/10018966/Schaffer06.html?sequence=2

  1. Lipstick considered to be for witches?

In the 1700s, it was considered that women wore lipstick to bewitch men and trick them into marriage. Who would have thought it can have such an effect!

Source:http://www.thegloss.com/2010/11/22/beauty/gallery-10-weird-facts-about-lipstick/#ixzz2M7XPEVPJ

 

 

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