First off, I want to say that lipstick is 100% the one thing that everyone should own. It’s one of the most versatile products ever and owning lipstick is just fun. Lipstick has been around for a really really long time, which just goes to show how much effect it has had on the world.
I actually read something pretty interesting about lipstick; Ancient Sumerian men and women are believed to be the first to invent and utilize ‘lipstick’. They had crushed up gemstones and used to pigment to decorate their faces. If I can barely cough up seventeen dollars for a MAC lipstick today, imagine how expensive a lipstick made from jewels would be. Similarly, Egyptians would crush bugs to be able to paint their lips a red color, but get this, it wasn’t for beautification. It was worn by the nobility to signify their social rank. Throughout history, lipstick is just something that developed at a snail like pace, until the 1920s+ when it become more and more popular to wear makeup. In the fifties and forties especially, lipstick became an essential part to the beauty routines of many women. Now today, we can’t turn a corner in the mall without seeing display for lipsticks, and I think it’s awesome.
Lipstick can be used for loads of things. It can serve it’s original purpose, to color the lips. But it can also be used as a cream blush or eyeshadow. If you have the right colors, you can even use lipstick as a colour corrector for skin blemishes under concealer/foundation.
Another reason why I straight up adore lipstick is because anyone can totally get away with wearing lipstick and no other traces of makeup. The right lipstick can brighten up your entire face; paired with good skin, it looks absolutely stunning. Especially red lipstick.
Some of my favorite lip colours are: MAC’s Ruby Woo and Velvet Teddy. NYX Soft Matte Lipcream in the shade Cannes, Lancome’s metallic lip in the shade Ooh La La, and Clinique’s lipstick in the shade Beauty.
Remember, the right lipstick can make all the difference in one’s appearance, and it’s perfect for the minimalist.