Saturday, January 14, 2012

Read My Lips

Mally Beauty Lipstick in Zooey Doll.
I was browsing the web in search of new makeup and I stumbled upon that beautiful shade from! I usually go for the caramel to plum shades when it comes to lipstick. Hey, you have to switch it up every once in a while, right? This is the Mally Beauty Lipstick Singles line only true classic red in sheer. And yes .. the name of the shade is very familiar to a certain icon that reminds us all of a doll!

Except, when I googled Zooey Deschanel name just now the top searches that come up were:
  1. Of course, her name.
  2. Zooey Deschanel pics.  
  3. Zooey Deschanel's ass. We can all thank the men for that search!
Back to the topic at hand, or shall I say lips? Any ways the search made me wonder, "What is the legacy of our fascination for rouge?" Well apparently ladies fascination of a painted pout has lasted practically forever. Did you know that one of the first women to coat her lips with color was Cleopatra and the color was made from henna and crushed carmine beetles? In ancient Egypt, women were buried with enough lipstick for another lifetime! It sent a message that you are fertile, young and sexy. The first known lipstick was actually found at a tomb in modern-day Iraq. It is over 5,000 years old!

By the 1600's women and men of the respectable society in Europe wore lip paint. Queen Elizabeth I, popularized the dark almost black lips trend. Hers was made of red dyes from plants and beeswax. Though it soon became controversial with religious authorites who deemed it to be immoral because it, "masked a woman's God-given beauty". In 1700, the British actually passed a law making it illegal for women to "trick" men into marrying them by wearing makeup. It was considered witchcraft!

Women in the the late 1880's and early 1900's risked their lives for the perfect pout. Unwittingly, adding toxic ingredients such as: arsenic, lead, and mercury. In the twentieth century, the French company Guerlain made the first lip rouge in a stick, which used to come in a pot. An American, named Maurice Levy, created the first metal casing. Silent films in the 1920's and 1930's made burgundy-black-rouge popular again. And in 1940, Max Factor made the first kiss proof lipstick that didn't smooch off.

In the 1960's, the popular color choice was pale mod lips; 1970's and '80s purple was the "It" color; matte browns were stylish in the '90s. These days it's pretty much whatever floats your boat. With such an array of colors you can find a shade to match all of your moods! Did you know that the average regular lipstick wearer inadvertently ingest 4 to 9 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime? Thank goodness we now have organic lipsticks available mainly made out of oils and wax!

By the way, according to Mally ingredients in Zooey Doll are:

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Lanolin Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Beeswax, Ozokerite, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol

May Also Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410)

Here's a printable Ingredient Glossary!

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