The History of Lipstick
- Taboo Treats (1800s)
Makeup is prohibited in upper class social circles. Women use home remedies to fake naturally red lips
- Pretty In Paris (1880s)
Perfume companies first start selling lipsticks commercially
- Revolution! (1890s)
Lipstick spreads in Europe and the USA, becoming a symbol of feminist!
- The New Normal 1900s)
With the rise of the Gibson Girl and fashion magazines, wearing cosmetics is seen as good thing for the modern liberated woman.
- Independent Woman (1914 – 1918)
During the war more women are in the workforce. New income brings new demand for cosmetics.
1915- First lipstick in a metal push up tube is sold by Maurice Levy.
- A Star Is Born (1918)
Women wanting the shapely dark lips of silent movie stars, defines the look of the Jazz Age
- Lipstick For All! (1923)
James Bruce Mason Jr patents the first swivel-up lipstick. Mass productions + lower costs results in a makeup industry boom!
The Modern Era Of Lipstick begins!