Lipstick: origin and composition

It is unlikely that today you can meet a woman who has no lipstick in her cosmetics bag.

The history of lipstick


It appeared 5,000 years thanks to the local people of Mesopotamia. Quickly enough about such a novelty learned the people of Egypt. It was made from a mixture of beeswax, fat, natural pigment in red. She was so popular that she must have been put next to the body of a dead woman. After some time, the Romans and the Hellenes learned about the cosmetic product. Then, in the Middle Ages, this cosmetic was completely prohibited, and her second birth affected the Renaissance period. Richelieu asked to create an ointment with a taste of apples. So the word "lipstick" appeared, which was translated from French as an apple.
In 1915, lipstick was first introduced in tubes. Sarah Bernard called such a cosmetic "stick of love." Until the 30s only one color was produced.When Helena Rubenstein started producing different shades of lipstick at a low price, “lip fever” began in the world.

Lipstick composition


Modern cosmetic is made on the basis of oil, lanolin, dyes. The latter component is mainly derived from chemicals. Depending on the proportions of substances, the properties of lipstick change. For example, almost 10 percent of matte creamy cosmetics consist of dyes, and therefore are persistent. Synthetic mica is often added to mother-of-pearl species, and the luster consists of almost half of the lanolin.
If we talk about the individual elements, then thanks to the wax composition turns out to be durable and plastic and lipstick evenly falls on the lips. Since this natural element can lead to the appearance of allergic reactions, in the modern world it is often replaced with an artificial one. Castor oil is most often used as an oil, but sometimes it is replaced with coconut, olive, lanolin, petroleum jelly. Fats give lipstick firmness and protect lips from weathering. Preservatives extend the life of the cosmetic.

Types of modern lipstick


Today, girls are available different types of this cosmetic:
• hygiene options contain vitamins, anti-inflammatory and nutrients;
• nutritional lipsticks contain an increased percentage of wax and do not allow lips to dry out;
• moisturizing stain and soften;
• Persistent can last on the lips for up to 24 hours.
It is important to choose for yourself this cosmetic product so that it does not bring discomfort and does not leave spots after erasing.

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