National Lipstick Day is held on 29 July each year. This year we will be launching our Chameleon (colour shifting) lipstick with a 10% off sale
History about national nail polish day
National Lipstick Day is a super fun celebration of all that lipstick has done for us — life is just so much more fun with it! It also has a far more interesting history than you might think.
The first people to wear lipstick were likely Ancient Sumerians. Crushed gemstones decorated not only their lips, but eyes and face as well. Lipsticks in some form also caught on in ancient China with beeswax, and in Ancient Greece, where courtesans wore berry-derived dyes on their lips.
The popularity only grew in 16th-century England, where a bright white face and hyper-crimson lips were worn widely to steal Queen Elizabeth’s look. It was used only for courtesans and actors and considered uncouth to be worn by the general public.
The number of shades of lipstick has exploded since the early 20th century, when colors were limited. Each decade brought its own new style and popularized new shades. In the 1970s, fun colors like sparkling navy blue and frosted lime green were even introduced!
Traditions of the day
Never underestimate the power of lipstick! The right shade is always a confidence booster and empowers people by making them look and feel their best. Whether it is red, pinks, or nudes, there is a holy-grail lipstick shade for everyone, and we mean EVERYONE!
All kinds of lipstick shades are experimented with today and collections are expanded with new additions. Those who shy away from wearing bright colors on a normal day can grab this opportunity to get out of their comfort zones and opt for a bold lipstick to dazzle their friends and co-workers. In the spirit of the day, some girls get their first lipsticks, and others who have never worn lipstick have a great excuse to try some on.
Why we love national lipstick day
It’s an excuse to get gussied up – Top your makeup look off today with a bright, show-stopping lip colour
It’s the perfect opportunity to buy a new colour – as we said before, there is no better excuse to splurge. There’s no way you have every colour of lipstick yet
It’s a great confidence booster – Rocking a bold lip can make all the difference in the world in your confidence with a new lip colour