Happy National Lipstick Day!! Did you know that today is a momentous occasion where lips, cosmetics, and women are celebrated worldwide? Lipstick provides that va-va-voom impact whenever a woman puts it on. Suddenly, lips shine and heads turn as the result of applying just the right shade of lip colour. It is so nice to celebrate something as simple as lipstick. And yet, lipstick is more than just a simple cosmetic; it is a lifechanging tool for many women. Some women have built up their careers and their bank accounts through working as cosmeticians, direct sellers, and makeup artists.
I remember years ago when I had read about the history of lipstick, and I was fascinated by everything that I had learned. In ancient times, women applied mixtures made of crushed berries to their lips to give their lips brighter and redder appearances. Different societies held differing views on lipstick and cosmetics. In ancient Greece, lipstick used to be viewed as scandalous and something that only sex workers would wear. In ancient Egypt, both men and women painted their lips with colour created from different concoctions. Thank goodness lipstick is so easy to access today! With multiple brands and shades to choose from, buying lipstick is easy to accomplish for women living every way in the world.
Sure, some sex workers apply lipstick to their lips in today’s society. However, women who work in a variety of career fields such as medicine, education, films, and sales wear lipstick as well. Housewives wear lipstick. Teenagers wear lipstick. Senior citizens wear lipstick. It is no longer taboo to glide lipstick on your lips. Lipsticks and colour cosmetics are popular enough worldwide to generate a multi-billion-dollar industry, and with good reason. In addition to brightening up a woman’s appearance, lipstick protects lips from harsh weather elements such as intense heat and blistering cold air. I shudder to think how much money would be missing from the economy if colour cosmetics were looked down upon or forbidden. I’m thankful for the doors of opportunity that have been opened everywhere all throughout the earth for retailers, makeup artisans, and cosmetic enthusiasts everywhere.
Each face is a beautiful canvas, and makeup is a palette that can transform a blank canvas into a stunning masterpiece. I think that the main reason why I have always loved makeup is because I love all of the possibilities and looks that makeup can help to create. Makeup artistry is an artform that is no less important than any other art form. Seeing a beautiful piece of artwork brightens my day and uplifts my spirits. When I am feeling unmotivated, I always feel encouraged when I think about the command to “put on some lipstick and hustle.” And so, I do. I open my makeup bag, I contemplate which makeup colours I want to apply to my face, and I feel the motivation to work my lipstick to the pout kind of like the saying to work my fingers to the bone.
My advice to you is to revel in this opportunity you have to be a makeup talent scout for yourself and search for the best cosmetics for your skin. The transformation that takes place when good quality skincare and cosmetics are applied is truly amazing, just like the transformation that occurs when you paint and redecorate your home. I feel like I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have access to so many beautiful skincare and cosmetic products. I know that I am not alone because the beauty industry generated about $380 billion dollars last year alone. As far as makeup is concerned, I believe that I will only regret the lipstick shades that I did not wear. Happy hunting as you discover the products that work best for you!
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