Lipsticks are inevitable part of Makeup. They give an irresistible style and add glamour to a normal look giving a whole new dimension to the lips and face.
Sumerians invented and used lipstick 5000 years ago. They crushed gemstones mixed with beeswax and then used this on their lips. Cleopatra used to crush bugs to add a tint of red colour on her lips. People wore lipstick irrespective of their gender, it was a sign of class for them. During 16th century when Queen Elizabeth 1 ruled, white chalked face with bright red lips were much popular.
Lips become dry, chapped and dark.This can be due to harmful effects of sunrays, smoking , frequently licking of lips, drinking dehydrating beverages like tea and coffee, vitamin deficiency or due to medications. Lipsticks can be the perfect solution to keep the lips tinted, lustrous and hydrated.
Lipstick is applied on the lips to give a color to them. There are different types of Lipstick shades - some are matte, sheer or glossy.
Nude lipstick refers to a lipstick which is close to the person’s natural skin tone. Depending on an individual’s skin tone, nude colors consists of pale colors that are close to white, medium tones and light to medium browns for those with dark skin.
Those who want a natural look may want a nude lipstick. Some magazines show models wearing nude lipstick who have applied smoky or very dark eye makeup. These two combinations may complement each other.
Red lipstick is the most popular and favourite amongst women of all class and age. Browns became popular in 1990s. Black coloured lipsticks also paved their way into market. Pinks, peaches and orange are shades which are famous among young girls. Marilyn Monroe increased the popularity of Maroon lipsticks. Shades of plums are also in demand.
There are many varieties of lipstick colors available in market. The most popular lipstick brands are lakme, Color Bar, Revlon, Blue Heaven and Maybelline.