It is National Lipstick Day on July 29th, and as beauty enthusiasts this is one day that we cannot let simply slip away! Lipstick is an integral part of any woman’s beauty routine. It can make or break any look. Hence, it is only fitting that a special day is dedicated to one of the most important cosmetic products known to the industry.
If you were to ask women to name 3 makeup items that they can’t live without, 9 out of 10 would probably have lipstick on their list of essentials. For some women, lipstick is their only makeup requirement.
History of Lipstick Day
Even though the National Lipstick Day might be considered as a cosmetic product, it has become a huge part of history. It is also clouded in controversy throughout history. In fact, society has a love/hate relationship with lipstick.
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At the time of the French Revolution, wearing lipstick was deemed an act of treason. One other interesting fact about lipstick is that during this time, women were not the only one said to be wearing them. Even men would wear lipstick, including George Washington. At that time though, it was necessary for some men as their powdered wigs made their complexion look paler than usual.
In the World War II era, women were considered patriotic if they wore red lipstick. Lipstick was therefore seen a symbol of power and hope. For some countries, lipstick was banned for the said reasons. Nonetheless, lipstick was still widely manufactured and purchased in various parts of the world.
Over time, many iconic women wore lipstick and this has helped to establish lipstick as a symbol of power and sexuality. How does this translate to the modern celebration of National Lipstick Day? It means that lipstick is more than just that – it can be a symbol or tool of power. If wearing it can make women feel more powerful and boost their confidence, it holds a whole new significance. It is more than just a tool for beauty but it can give you power and self-confidence too.
How to Celebrate
There are several ways to celebrate National Lipstick Day. Some bloggers hold events to celebrate this special day. Or, you can simply do so by wearing your favourite lipstick shade! On July 29, wear your favourite lipstick shade and post it on social media using #nationallipstickday!