The earliest known cosmetics come from the 1st Dynasty of Egypt (about 3100-2907 BC). Tombs of this era have yielded unguent jars, and from remains of later periods it is evident that the unguents were scented. Such preparations, as well as perfumed oils, were extensively used by both men and women to keep the skin supple and unwrinkled in the dry heat of Egypt. Egyptian women also developed the art of
colouring the lips, decorating the eyes by applying dark green colour to the lower lid and by blackening the lashes and the upper lid with kohl, a preparation made from antimony or soot. It is likely that the Jews adopted the use of cosmetics from the Egyptians, since references to face painting appear in the Old Testament.
When we get older, our lips become thinner and smaller with the age. Of course, when you are young your lips look great being even without a lipstick. You can apply some lip-gloss to make your lips shine. But time passes, and you understand that your lips don`t look good any more, and it`s time to use lipsticks and lip pencils for creating an effect of young lips, for making your lips sexy and appealining again. It`s easy to reach such effect, as a lot of modern tools are available nowadays. Most professional make up artists use lip pencils and lip brushes for a greater effect. Lip pencils will help you make your lips look bigger or smaller, if you know the ways of applying lip pencil correctly. But it`s a big mistake to try to correct the natural line of your lips. We would not advise you to draw lines outside the natural outline of you lips. It looks unnatural and vulgar.
Lipstick can fade out and, of course, you don`t want to turn up with outlines above your lips. A lip pencil is a very good tool in making the lipstick last longer. Use a lip liner first, outline your lips, and then apply a lipstick in the same way: first of all, outline your lips, and then apply the lipstick colors to the lips. A lip pencil is a good protective means from bleeding. For this purpose we normally use lip pencils. Lip liners can differ according to its structure. The texture of a lip pencil can be soft or it can be firm. You may need to sharpen your pencil so that it could better draw fine lines. When choosing a lip pencil you should mind the color of your lip pencil, that it should be the same as the color of your lipstick. This is principal rule in choosing a lip pencil.
Colors of a lipstick and of a pencil may vary greatly from bight red to pastel tones. It`s highly personal matter what color to choose, try on as many shades and tones as to find the one that fits you. There are some basic rules when looking for the right color of the lipstick and of the lip pencil, too. The color should be chosen pendung the type of your skin, color of your eyes and hair. If the color of your skin is dark, you can wear all bright tones and shades and look wonderful. You can also apply warm red colors, different shades of rose. Different shades of pink will suit you too, as well as pink beiges or pink brown.
Should you have olive skin, your's are different tones of browns, from light to dark. It also can be plum, red brown or chocolate. Ladies with mature skin can use natural and deep tone shades of warm colors. For example, plums mauves, red, pink mauves. Different shadows of the pink, rose, mauves or soft look good on the ladies with fair skin.
You can also choose the lipstick according to the color of your eyes. A woman with brown eyes can apply bright red, brown and pink shadows. Pink beige shades would suit perfectly blue eyed girls. A woman with gray eyes can wear light beiges and soft plums. If the color of your eyes is green, then you can apply orange brown and brown red tones of your lipstick. When choosing lip
pencil mind your lips, any color of the lipstick looks great on your smooth lips.