For a lot of makeup aficionados, their love for it knows no bounds. Applying and playing around with makeup makes them feel happy and gives them a rush like no other. To honour the love everyone has for makeup, there are special days such as International lipstick day and International makeup day. Let’s learn a little about each of these days, and how you can celebrate them.
International Lipstick Day
The act of applying lipstick surely uplifts your mood and makes you feel confident. An interesting fact around this is that in World War II, all cosmetics except for lipstick were rationed. It was decided to keep lipsticks in production because he felt it had a positive effect on morale. Lipstick has had its journey through the years, from being banned to being celebrated on International lipstick day.
At several points in the past, authorities have tried to ban the use of lipstick under the pretext of it acting as a misdemeanor for everyone. In fact, various women in history have worn lipstick to revolt against these bans. It was also a symbol that women in the past used to express power and equality. The popularity of lipsticks grew post-1915 when the first twist-up lipstick tube was invented. This invention made it easier to carry lipstick around, and it also made the application process a breeze.
The celebration of International lipstick day happens in the month of July. Several beauty brands celebrate it with great joy. They have combos and great offers on lipstick that surely entice the consumer. As consumers, a great way to celebrate International lipstick day is by reviving your lip makeup collection and adding a few brand new lipsticks to it. Also, applying your favourite lipstick that day is mandatory. Even if you are sitting at home or working from your laptop all day, apply some lipstick on International lipstick day and elevate your beauty. To learn more about lipstick trends and techniques head over to the lip makeup tutorials page.
International makeup day
Face, lip and eye makeup has become a very important part of people’s life. It helps one feel confident and more comfortable in their skin. Several people also use makeup as a form of self-expression. It is undeniably a form of art, that has been appreciated by more and more people over the past years. However, it hasn’t always been this way. Previously, the act of applying makeup either designated your wealth or your poor morals. In some parts of the world, it was a luxury only royalty could afford. Whereas, in some parts of the world, applying makeup was looked down upon.
The celebration of International makeup day in August marks the journey of makeup and its acceptance today. Over the years, there have also been several advancements in the world of makeup. Earlier, women would pinch their cheeks to achieve that flushed look. After which, they moved on to using crushed berries as blush. However, years of experimentation has given us the handy dandy blush we use today.
Before the existence of foundation, concealer and powder, ancient Romans applied chalk all over their skin. This helped them even out their skin tone and made them look dolled up. The first signs of makeup came from Egypt, where women painted their eyes by applying dark colour under the eyelid and blackening their eyelashes. This led to the discovery of modern-day kajal and mascara.
The celebration of world makeup day is a great way to honour its journey. A great way to be a part of the celebration is by expressing your love for makeup freely. On international makeup day, do your makeup and make sure to feel good about yourself.
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• The Maybelline Foundation Finder tool is a great tool to find the right shade of foundation, concealer and powder. With this tool, you can shade match yourself from the comfort of your home and find your perfect fit.
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