National Lipstick Day is observed on July 29 of every year. Lipstick is a fashion accessory that will help one enhance the look and appearance of oneself. Lipstick is considered as one of the easiest makeup tools that is used in day to day life of many women and wearing lipstick helps people in boosting their confidence and makes one feel more beautiful. Throughout the history, there have been many controversies on lipstick. In 1770, lipstick was banned by British government claiming it as a devilish attempt to trick men into marriage. It is also often blamed for having made with many dangerous chemicals. Men and women have worn lipsticks for thousands of years. Lipstick has the quality to equalise the full face make up. Hues and finishes of lipstick worn can be varied according to one’s mood, occasion, time, etc. National Lipstick Day celebrates all kinds, colours, brands of lipstick. National Lipstick Day is a day for makeup lovers to cherish different types of lipstick. Many popular brands use this day to sell and market their products widely.
“In our factory, we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope.” – Peter Nivio Zarlenga
History of National Lipstick Day
National Lipstick Day has been celebrated for years even before any specific declaration. National Lipstick Day is said to be founded by beauty blogger, entrepreneur and International Businesswoman, and Huda Kattan in the year 2006. It was proclaimed from National Day Calendar’s Registrar. Few people claim the day to be created for Instagram where celebrities post pictures to mark the day. History of lipstick dates back to 13th century where the ancient Mayans, ancient Sumerians, aboriginal tribes in Australia, and even Cleopatra used various shades of lip colour to highlight their beauty. Those days they were naturally made from crushed beetles to berries and oils were used to get desired shades. Lipstick made from carmine dye was the first kind of modern lipstick which was made in the 19th century. Till the early 20th century, lipsticks came only in few shades and was only worn by actresses and rich people. Slowly lipstick was evolved in many variations including lip balms, glosses, crayons, pencils, liners, and stains.
Other Celebrations on July 29
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How to celebrate National Lipstick Day
Celebrate National Lipstick Day, by painting your lips in your favourite colour. You can also use this day to try out new colours. Many brands often sell lipstick for discounts and offers, few brands even give away free lipsticks for some people, to observe the day by gifting yourself a new lipstick. You can also present a lipstick to your favourite friend or a lipstick buddy. Take a picture of your collection of lipsticks and share it with your friends. The critical part of the day is posting photos on social media by using the hashtag #NationalLipstickDay.
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