"Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art" - Ralph Waldo Emerson (American poet)

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Red Lips For Everyone!

Throughout history women have painted their lips red. Pastels were popular in recent decades sure, but red is the shade that has stood the test of time and demands attention!

Red lipstick has been used as far back as Ancient Egypt. Egyptian women took a mixture of red lipstick on a palette into the after life to look their best. Similarly the Japanese Geisha’s apply it to perfection on their porcelain painted faces, the Victorians powder their faces to enhance the contrast to their crimson mouth, stained with poisonous mercuric sulfide. The 21st century women, including the 1940’s woman, equally maintain the right of a woman to look good under all circumstances. The 1940's woman dawned the red lipstick, even as they worked long hours in weapons factories to bring their men back home.

During a recession, the red lipstick is the instant booster at an affordable price. Estee Lauder’s chairman even coined the term lipstick index in 2001, when he noticed that lipstick sales increased after the 9/11 economic downturns. A lipstick is also a cheap way of owning a brand (i.e., Chanel, Dior).

Red lipstick has been linked to women with confidence and so many shy away from it saying it doesn't suit their personality or only certain girls can pull it off but I assure you ladies there is a shade out there for everyone and it will help you from becoming a wallflower to someone that you want to get to know - come out of your comfort zone! 

The Gorgeous Red Lips of Sophia
Top Reds


  1. I would like to wear red lipstick for special occasions, but I must have the wrong shade as I put it on, think it makes my teeth look yellow and then wipe it off again. What was that lipstick you had when we went to Barcelona? It had a black stick and a red stick. That stuff was great.

  2. It was Lipstick Queen Black Tie Is Optional and I have written a post for you with all info!