Something amazing happens when you wear red lipstick! You feel the sharp stilletto confidence of all the glamorous women of the 40′s & 50′s who carefully placed red lipstick on their lips if they were donning a fur and heading out on the town to dance the night away or if they were going to vacuum their living room in their heels, looking as beautiful as ever!
*Cleopatra used crushed Carmine Beetles to dye her lips red. And if red beetle juice wasn’t enough she used a base of ants to keep it all together! Talk about the “price” of beauty! yuck.
*In 1871, Guerlain produced the first official red lipstick! Thank goodness, they put an end to people crushing up beetles and bugs to make their lips ruby or crimson.
*Hazel Bishop, one of the first organic chemists, in 1950, thought of the first smudge-proof, long lasting lipstick that won’t smear on clothing or cups. It was a huge success and sales from Hazel Bishop Inc. with it’s lipstick increased sales from $49,527 in 1950 to $10,100,682 in 1953. Sadly she lost control of her business, but what she did shows the power of lipstick!
Icons of beauty that truly made a mark with their RED LIPS…
huge love and big red kiss prints…your kandee
PS. I got the BOW ring I’m wearing in the video at Forever 21 & the palette I sue for my eyeshadows is the a Zpalette click here to check out their other awesome animal print palettes!