Throughout history, women have always worn lipstick to make themselves more noticeable and attractive. Lipstick draws attention to the lips and makes them stand out. Lips are considered a sensual part of the body, and highlighting them can make women more attractive to the opposite sex. Some women may wear lipstick to feel better about their appearance. Other women enjoy the ability to express their unique artistic style.

Since the dawn of prehistoric times, humans have had the need to distinguish themselves among others. About 5,000 years ago, ancient Sumerian men and women invented and wore lipstick. They crushed gemstones and used them to decorate their faces, mainly on the lips and around the eyes.  Cleopatra crushed bugs to create the colour of red on her lips. Japanese women wore thick makeup and dark lipsticks derived from tar and beeswax.

Lipstick not only changed the way we see fashion, but it also influenced many cultures over the last centuries and millennia. Many civilizations implemented complex rituals and traditions surrounding lipstick. Lipstick has come a long way from pulverized stones and dead insects to the super advanced formulas that we have today.

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