Lipsticks are one of the major makeup products, used commonly by women from all over the world. It is said that lipsticks were invented 5000 years ago, by the ancient Sumerian society, both women and men, used to crush gemstone and apply them on their face mainly on lips and around the eyes. The famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra is believed to use crush bugs to get the red color for makeup.
During the Indus valley civilization, women used to apply red tinted paint on their lips to look beautiful. The Egyptians wore lipsticks to show their social status and not for the gender discrimination.
Lip paints gained popularity from the Sixteenth century England, when dazzling red lips and white color face was considered as the fashion trend. Lip makeup became a trend in the late 1800s and by 1950 various shades of lipsticks were available.
In the contemporary world, there is a different range of lipsticks available such as dark red, white or off white, vibrant colors such as blue, brown, orange etc., black and nude shades. The latest trend is matte finish lips. Celebrity makeup tips are provided in order to achieve the best matte look and various kinds of matte lipsticks are normally found in the market.
As bold matte lips are the new trend, which is followed by women across the world, they lean to buy such products. In order to make any lipstick matte, certain methods are there to follow, such as:
1. Lipstick transformer: There are very few companies who produce this product, which helps in transforming any lipstick into a matte finish. The only drawback is it can’t be used with gloss or balm.
2. Mattifying primer: A wide range of mattifying primers for the face is found and it can be used over lipsticks too. When buying a primer, it should be checked that it is lip safe and has the ingredient dimethicone. The lipsticks also should be lightly applied to avoid piling.
3. Tissue and translucent powder: This is the simplest makeup tip, which can be followed. After applying the lipstick, a sheet of tissue is to be applied over the lips and with the help of a makeup brush the powder should be put over it. The tissue acts as a filter and helps the powder to stick to the lips and absorb the oil and give a perfect matte finish.