Whether your favorite shade is red, pink or nude- Lipstick has become a beauty necessity for many women around the world. However, this beauty staple has an interesting, long and complicated history. Mesopotamian women crushed colorful gemstones to decorate their lips, Egyptian women used red dye from plants to stain their lips (some of them poisonous leading to death by lipstick!) and other cultures added fish scales for a little sparkle!
Not only have the ingredients of lipsticks changed over the past centuries but so has its cultural implications. In medieval Europe, the Church banned the wearing of lipstick labeling it a celebration of all things evil. Fast forward to the 16th century and you see the birth of the classic red lip with Queen Elizabeth who made wearing a bright red lip with an extremely pale face popular with the upper class. The popularity of Lipstick was short lived and by 1770 a marriage could be annulled if a women wore lipstick before her wedding day! The first commercial lipstick was produced in Paris in 1884 and thus began the public’s love affair with lipstick.
With such a long and interesting past, it’s no wonder that applying the perfect shade of lipstick still has a certain allure and excitement! There is something special about finding the right shade of lipstick to match your mood and flatter your complexion. We don’t use fish scales or poisonous plants instead our Lipsticks are packed with beneficial antioxidants and vitamins to nourish your lips. We created this fun chart to help you explore the many gorgeous shades of glo minerals Lipstick and hopefully you will find a shade that you love!