Friday, December 23, 2011


Christmas Eve is coming and we wanted to bring some makeup ideas to the table. One of the looks which always goes well with a Holiday theme is The Iconic Red Lip! BE CREATIVE: Everything from hollywood glamor to pink-red shades will make you sparkle this night!!

Ancient Mesopotamian women were the first to invent and wear lipstick. They crushed semi precious jewels and used them to decorate their lips! Cleopatra had her lipstick made from crushed carmine beetles, which gave a deep red pigment, and ants for a base.

In 16th century, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I bright red lips became fashionable. Back then, lipstick was made from a blend of beeswax and red stains from plants.

In United States lipstick was colored with carmine dye in 19th century. And since carmine dye was expensive and considered to be theatrical, only a few actors and actresses would wear it in public. By 1912 fashionable American women considered lipstick acceptable!

To create this look Chic Studios recommends to apply liner to your lips first, and cover with gloss after. Use some concealer to correct!!

No comments:

Post a Comment