RED TIPS: RED LIPS

THE HISTORY OF THE UNDISPUTED PROTAGONIST OF MAKEUP, HAS ANCIENT ORIGINS.

The first prototypes of red lipstick date back to the era of the Sumerians, in 2800 BC. In fact, in the tomb of a princess, a gold box was found containing a paste made from red powder, with an applicator.

Lipstick passed down the centuries, asserting itself on styles and fashions, not only for women, but also for men, at the court of the Sun King and at the court of Marie Antoinette. It was definitively established as a cult object with the advent, in 1915, of the lipstick tube invented by Maurice Levy.

The icon I propose is Iris Apfel, an icon of style whose personality makes beauty timeless. MAC cosmetics (maccosmetics.it), the makeup she has always used, have dedicated their red lipstick, red nail polish and blue eyes-shadow to her.

Cult lipsticks are Chanel’s Fire (chanel.com), and Ne M’oubliez pas by Guerlain (guerlain.com), launched in the1920s.

Text by Cosetta Giorgetti