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Fun Fact of the Week : Lipstick


Every Saturday I will post a "Fun Fact of the Week" with regards to beauty etc. I encourage all Chicks to add to it. I love learning new tid-bits. 

 Ancient Egyptians wore lipstick to show social status rather than gender.

Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a pearlescent substance found in fish scales.

In Australia in early history Aboriginal girls would paint their mouths red with ocher for puberty rituals

 In 16th-century England. The time of Queen Elizabeth Bright red lips and a stark white face became fashionable.At that time, lipstick was made from a blend of beeswax and red stains from plants. Only upper class women and male actors wore makeup.

In the 19th century,, lipstick was colored with carmine dye. Carmine dye was extracted from cochineal, scale insects native to Mexico and Central America which live on cactus plants.

In the early 1890s, Carmine was mixed with an oil and wax base. The mixture gave a natural look and it was more acceptable among women.

Oct 08, 2016 @ 02:39 pm

8 Replies



thinking about the fish scales on my lips, and think I provably would have been quite unfashionable in ancient Egypt!
Oct 08, 2016 @ 05:17 pm


cool info!!!
Oct 08, 2016 @ 07:24 pm


The history is interesting! What are your thoughts on lipstick trends today such as yellow, blue, black and the dark hues trend this fall? Not for me but I love the boldness!
Oct 09, 2016 @ 08:28 pm


Interesting info!
Oct 11, 2016 @ 09:03 am


Very interesting thanks for sharing
Oct 11, 2016 @ 07:47 pm


I love this. I can't wait to see the others that you post
Oct 11, 2016 @ 09:45 pm


Women displayed prominent arched brows, very full red lips which they outlined in pencil to make fuller. Nylon was extremely scarce and women made seams on the back of their legs with Bovril or whatever else they could to make it look like they were wearing nylons
Oct 12, 2016 @ 03:08 am


Thanks that is some interesting.
Oct 19, 2016 @ 11:55 am

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