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.”
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It’s believed that by some that Queen Elizabeth’s death by sepsis may have been brought on by her love of using lead-based lipstick. It wasn’t until over 30 years after she died that the products were classified as a poison.
Avon Red Lipstick
They have detailed within a section of their website exactly what shade of red goes with what type of skin tone. For example, they say that warm skin tones suit rosy reds or orange-based undertones whereas those with cool skin tones should wear those with blue or purple undertones, making sure to avoid orange undertones to prevent looking ‘washed out’.
The AVON lipstick range includes the True Colour Lipstick for everyday use. The highly pigmented Epic range and the lasting colour Perfectly Matte. For fuller lips, they came up with the 3D Plumping lipstick.
Now, they added to their collection the 2 in 1 lip tattoo and lip liners with different shades.
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