History is always a fascinating subject to me, especially when I have questions like:
Who invented the Lipstick?
"Lipstick is known to have been used around 5000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia, when semi-precious jewels were crushed and applied to the lips and occasionally around the eyes. Women in the ancient Indus Valley Civilization applied lipstick to their lips for face decoration. Ancient Egyptians extracted purplish-red dye from fucus-algin, 0.01% iodine, and some bromine mannite, which resulted in serious illness. Cleopatra had her lipstick made from crushed carmine beetles, which gave a deep red pigment, and ants for a base. Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a substance found in fish scales called pearlescence.
During the Islamic Golden Age the notable Arab Andalusian cosmetologist Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis) invented solid lipsticks, which were perfumed stocks rolled and pressed in special molds, and he described them in his Al-Tasrif. Lipstick started to gain popularity in England the 16th century, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, who made piercing red lips and bright white faces a fashion statement. By that time, lipstick was made from a blend of beeswax and red stains from plants................................................." (reference:Wikipedia)
The article goes on, thanks to Wikipedia encyclopedia.
Two important points worth to be noted:
1.Indus Valley Civilization (make me proud)
2.Islamic Golden Age (make me proud)
By the way,I searched this history about lipstick because I saw this article:
"The Hottest Lipstick Colour Is"............surprisingly!
On a personal note,I like almost all lipstick colours as long as it is non-sticking!