Resolve to worry less and rock a red lip

May 08, 2020

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Red lipstick, heels, a white men’s shirt, and good jeans are mandatory pieces of every woman’s wardrobe.; like Audrey Hepburn once said, “There is a shade of red for every woman.” While some swear that red lipstick is a sign of power, others argue that it indicates vulnerability; however, they all agree that it is remarkable.
We at Flower and Spice love it; we wear it for business meetings as well as for a date with our partners, lunch with a friend, or visit the store.
But sometimes we just put it on because we feel like it.

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But where is the origin of red lipstick and how far into the history it goes? It can be traced to the Sumerian region of southern Mesopotamia, circa 3,500 B.C.E. Near the red rocks, a variety of gemstone was crushed into a powder, to color the lips red. Later in history, red lips became an undeniably popular trend in Ancient Egypt, where Cleopatra was known to wear lip paint created using crushed insects mixed into a vibrant paste.

Throughout the period from the origins to today, wearing lipstick has been an ever-changing social signifier. Depending on the decade, century, or region, wearing lipstick has carried with it a multitude of meanings: It can be alluring, a proclamation of social status, or wealth. It can be an admission of wickedness, vanity, or a defect of morality. It could be a showing of elegance or a visual statement of confidence, all depends on the ideas, swirling through the social customs of the era.

By the end of the 19th century, Guerlain, a French cosmetic company, began to manufacture lipstick. The first commercial lipstick had been invented in 1884, by perfumers in Paris, France. It was covered in silk paper and made from deer tallow, castor oil, and beeswax.

And yes, it is safe to say that all you need is glowing skin, washed hair, and red lipstick. We can help you with the glowing skin, just pamper yourself with INSTANT GLOW, and then put on a few precious drops of MIDNIGHT BEAUTY, choose the right shade of red to wear on your lips, and you are ready to conquer the world.

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