Lipstick is a product that is applied cosmetically that contains, oils, waxes, emollients and pigments that will apply texture, color , and provide protection for the lips. There are many types of lipstick that are known around the world. Just like most other types of makeup, lipstick is usually, and not exclusively, worn by women. The use of lipstick can be dated from the times of our ancient ancestors.Coloring the lips began to gain a lot of popularity in England during the 16th century. During the Queen Elizabeth l ruling over England bright red lips and a very white face became very fashionable. During that time, lipstick was made from a mixture of beeswax and red stains from plants. Only the upper class women and some male actors were wearing makeup at the time.Throughout the majority of the 19th century the blatant use of cosmetics was not considered to be acceptable in many parts of the world for respectable women, and it was associated with specific groups such as actresses and prostitutes of the time. It was considered a rare thing to wear makeup back then. Around the time of the 1850s, there was reports being published as a warning to women of the dangers of using lead and vermillion in cosmetics that is being applied to the face. The first commercial lipstick was invented in 1884, by the company called perfumers in Paris, France The product was covered in silk paper that was made from castor oil, deer tallow and beeswax Before that time, lipstick was created at home.
The best Lipsticks of 2011 was a tough pick this year considering that we are emerging from a recession and not to mention this is the beginning of summer for us but none the less the leading market research group NPD has already calculated the top lip sticks of this year so far. Lipstick sales rose 7% to $185.2 million in department stores, selling 9.8 million units. This years best lipstick comes from Mac, Lancome, Clinique, Estee Lauder and chanel. Lets go through this years picks one by one by this manufacturer.
1. Mac Lipstick
Combining the entire color impact of a Lipstick with the awesome shine sheen of a Lipgloss. Mac lipstick creates the perfect hybrid without a compromise.This lip stick is lightweight, non-sticky, slick to apply and comfortable to wear all day. This is a must-have for all of us who are craving this kind of fusion from the mac line.
2. Lancome L’Absolu Rouge
Wrap your lips in a rich, satiny color with this deep replenishing lipstick. Infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane™, lips will stay moist, soft and comfortable for more or less 8 hours. Antioxidant-rich Vitamin E and SPF 12 will help keep your lips safe from environmental aggressors, so they will actually become more healthy day after day. The stay true color won’t feather, flake or fade, so your pout will always look picture-perfect.
3. Clinique Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick
A sheer, glossy lipstick with a very smooth feel. This lipstick will feel silky smooth while giving lips a soft, colorful shine at the same time. Its emollient-rich formula is available in a wide range of shades.
4. Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick
The magnificent color and the sheer brilliance of this lipstick is stunning. Color that looks and feels so incredible, it will leave your lips wanting more. Now with two seductive finishes: sheer crystal creme and brilliant crystal shimmer. Exclusive True Vision technology, will provide a maximum color impact, dimension and wear. The lipstick is enriched with lip-loving ingredients that leave lips soft and creamy smooth. In a spectrum of shades, from sublime to vivid.
5. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine
With a seemingly weightless texture that will glide on effortlessly – Formulated with a unique hydrating complex, it Imparts long-lasting moisture to soften lips and creates a plump & healthy looking pout with a hint of shimmer