Lipstick: the most popular cosmetic in the world
Lipstick is the least expensive and most popular cosmetic in the world today. A survey has revealed that seven seconds is enough time to be attracted to a girl… and in the game of love lipstick plays a great part for sure. The use of lip color was prevalent among the Sumerians, Egyptians, Syrians, Babylonians, Persians, and Greeks. Later, Elizabeth I and the ladies of her court colored their lips with red mercuric sulfide. Nowadays, the primary ingredients found in lipstick are wax, oil, alcohol, and pigment.
Feel confident with a single swipe
For years, rouge was used to color both the lips and the cheeks, depending on the fashion of the times. In fact a red lipstick instantly say “confident” in a single swipe. However, wearing a punchy lipstick can feel risky, when you factor in the smudging, and feathering, and fading. When testing lipsticks, you should use a part of your arm that is the closest to the color of the skin around your lips: this could be the back of your hand or the top of your forearm, which tends to be a bit lighter.
Quality control procedures… and monkeys?
Lipstick quality control procedures are particularly strict, since lipstick is the only cosmetic ingested: because of this reason, very strict controls on ingredients, as well as the manufacturing processes, are imposed.
By the way, how do you like monkeys?