Why is red lipstick so popular? Red Lipstick is seen as a timeless fashion statement… I delved into the internet to find out why!
Over the centuries women around the globe have worn red lipstick. From the beginnings of Cleopatra to the powerful looks of Queen Elizabeth I.
The birth of the red lipstick
Whilst the popularity of red lipstick sored there were deaths linked to it, as there were cases of poisoning. It was found that in the beginnings of “…ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, both women and men would crush semi-precious stones… in order to get just the right shade of blood red.”
According to Elle Magazine, who wrote an article about it not long ago, the “…harmful mixture of fucus-algin, iodine, and bromine mannite that Egyptian women used to create lipstick. Highly toxic, the concoction often led to serious illness and sometimes death.”[Read more…] about The story of how red lipstick made its statement.