National Bloody Lipstick Day

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Welcome to the fabulous world of National bloody lipstick Day! Prepare to pucker up and get your lipstick game on fleek because this day is all about celebrating the bold, sassy, and empowering beauty of a perfectly applied lipstick. Whether you're a makeup guru or just someone who loves a pop of color on their lips, this is the day for you to rock that killer shade and unleash your inner diva.

When is Bloody Lipstick Day?

It's national bloody lipstick day on the 30th July.

The Origins of National bloody lipstick Day

Who doesn't love a good dose of mystery, intrigue, and a touch of red? National bloody lipstick Day was born out of a desire to celebrate the iconic beauty trend that has been captivating hearts and turning heads for centuries. But where did it all begin?

Legend has it that in the bustling streets of ancient Mesopotamia, around 5000 years ago, both men and women would adorn their lips with natural pigments made from crushed gemstones and goopy oils. Little did they know that they were creating a classic beauty trend that would stand the test of time.

Fast forward to the early 1900s, when lipstick finally made its way into the mainstream beauty scene. Coco Chanel, the legendary fashion designer, once said, "If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack." And boy, did people take her advice to heart! From the glamour of Hollywood to the streets of Paris, lipstick became a symbol of confidence, femininity, and individuality.

Nowadays, we have a plethora of lipstick shades, textures, and finishes to choose from. Matte, gloss, sheer, liquid, metallic, you name it! There's a shade for every occasion and every mood. National bloody lipstick Day is the perfect opportunity to experiment with wild colors, channel your inner Marilyn Monroe, or simply rock your favorite red pout.

So gather your lipstick collection, line those lips, and get ready to make a bold statement on National bloody lipstick Day!

History behind the term 'Bloody Lipstick'


The Ancient Origins

The use of lip color can be traced back to ancient civilizations. In the 1500s, the concept of applying pigments to the lips gained popularity among the upper classes in Europe. During this time, a mixture known as 'rouge' was used, which consisted of all sorts of ingredients, including crushed insects.


The Rise of Lipstick

The 1900s saw the rise of commercially produced lipstick. It became more widely accessible and affordable for the masses. But it wasn't until the early 1920s that lipstick truly became an essential part of fashion and popular culture, thanks to advancements in packaging and marketing.


The Introduction of the First Red Shade

The year 1923 marked a significant milestone in the history of lipstick when the first red shade, later known as the iconic 'bloody lipstick,' was introduced by a French cosmetics company. It quickly gained popularity and became a symbol of boldness and sensuality.


The War's Effect on Lipstick

During World War II, lipstick took on a new significance. Despite the shortages and rationing of many products, lipstick remained widely produced and used. It became a symbol of morale and confidence for women, boosting their spirits during challenging times.


The Evolution of Shades and Finishes

In the 2000s, the world of lipstick saw a surge in the variety of shades and finishes. The popularity of the 'bloody lipstick' shade persisted, with variations like deep berries and vampy reds. Additionally, new finishes like matte, glossy, and metallic became highly sought after.

Present Day

Bloody Lipstick in Pop Culture

Today, 'bloody lipstick' continues to be a symbol of empowerment, boldness, and self-expression. It has become an iconic part of pop culture, worn by celebrities, influencers, and people from all walks of life. The acceptance and diversity within the cosmetic industry have propelled 'bloody lipstick' to remain a timeless and powerful fashion statement.

Did you know?

Did you know that the average woman will consume 7 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime? That's a lot of kisses!


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29th July 2017

Most mentioned on

30th July 2017

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