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National LIPSTICK Day

Kiss Kiss...Pucker up  

National Lipstick Day is celebrated on July 29th 

During the 19th Century the first ever commercial lipstick was made of castor oil, beeswax, and deer tallow. This high impact fashion look was considered to be one the most widely used makeup products invented with early creators using fried and crushed beetles, cochineal, beeswax, strawberries and olive oil.

In 1880 with the modern advances of chemical technology Guerlain, the French Cosmetic house was one of the first to create a lipstick pomade that stained the cheeks and the lips. 

I was very fortunate as a therapist to be trained in the Guerlain exclusive Salons in Paris and during the time I spent there I was able to visit the historic manufacturing factories and saw first hand how the lipsticks and colour cosmetics were made, a life changing experience.
Up until the 1920's lipsticks were sold in a pot with the swivel tubes arriving in 1923, and were patented by Mr.James Mason Junior who named them the 'Mason tube'.

Fast forward to 1990 and more natural ingredients were used to create a sensual look including jojoba, coconut and rose hip, many more oils were used giving rise to plant based products which proved popular as the pigments were much softer in texture and colour making it more appealing to women of all ages, and skin tones.

Today lipsticks patents include addition benefits of sunscreens, vitamins, and collagen. These are added to improve the health of the lip, more durability, less transferring to clothes, with longer lasting formulas.

I cannot leave home without my lipstick and even during the pandemic, whilst working from home I can still be found wearing my favourite lipstick, just as I remember my Mum always wore her Revlon or Avon Pink lipstick..through any crisis.

What are your favourite lipsticks by colour and brand, join me on Instagram and share your 'must have' lippy colour mine are shared in the image below..


Fun Facts

Lipstick Day was actually foundered by beauty blogger, entrepreneur and businesswoman Huda Kattan aka @hudabeauty) whose blog posts feature international makeup artists and enthusiasts or 'influencers' slaying some highly creative and fierce beauty looks, tips and tricks.

The first commercial lipstick was introduced in 1930 by Max Factor and the House of Westmore

Lipstick was one of the first beauty and makeup items to use its packaging for advertisement of the product with pretty images.

Clear lip balm is one of the most popular lip products of modern culture.

In 18th century Japan the exquisite red lips. pale faces and beautifully designed kimono's, were an integral part of the traditional symbols of devotion, elegance and etiquette. Only the bottom lip is painted until they qualify after extensive and dedicated training.

Red Lip colours and lipstick shades, reached the handbags of millions of women around the world and included, Mac Cosmetics Iconic Ruby Woo, Rouge Dior in 999, NYX Kitten Heels, Nars pencil Dragon Girl, Pat McGrath's Obsessed, and Kryolan

Marilyn Monroe Max Factor 'iconic' red lipstick 

Hollywood Actresses Clara Bow full cupids Bow and Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Greta Garbo, and Joan Crawford's amazing full mouth were, amongst the famous A list Celebrities who popularized wearing lipsticks. it was thought that in the 1940's Max factors son Max Jnr, helped her to perfect the famous Ruby Red.  


With so many brands offering deals, product launches it was hard to consider which was the best offer! 
When you are at home its dangerous, lockdown has taken affect and the lippy sales were booming great news when you want to spark joy, with some additional retail therapy, during this unprecedented time.

Mac Cosmetics had a fantastic offer on, with the purchase of Chile lipstick, just the thing for your purse.
Huda Beauty launched her Demi-Matte range, Charlotte Tilbury and Morphe Mega matte, range were on sale at ridiculously low price!

My clients are loving the deals in Selfridges, which maybe on for a very limited time, rewarded fans with a huge offer on Pat McGrath's Uber trendy beautifully packaged lipsticks, if you haven't tried them know is the best time.  

Your Favourite 

What are your favourite lipstick? Do you use a pencil liner, and finally are you wearing lipstick under your Face Mask? 

Why not Join me on Instagram, and share your 'must have' Lippy colours, I have shared mine  from my dressing table below.
 I would love to see what lipsticks you wear..for day or night.

My personal favourites are Stunna at Fenty Beauty, Iman Cosmetics Classic Red, and Rouge Allure Reds at Chanel, I also love Tom Ford, Sam Fine and Danessa Myricks.

Drop your LIPSTICK LOVES on this link: 

See you all soon beautiful friends 
Cheryl xx

My favourite lipsticks these are just the red ones!

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