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 decorating the eyes by applying
lipstick, 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.
The almost universal use of cosmetics in modern times has grown with the scientific study of the ingredients employed. This research was begun by the French in the 19th century, and led to the development of more and better cosmetics at low cost. A large variety of cosmetics is generally available today, accompanied by lipstick tips. Cold cream is an emulsion of various oils and waxes and water; it is employed to cleanse and soften the skin. Various purpose-made moisturizers and cleansers are also available. Face powder and dusting powder, based on talcum (powdered magnesium silicate) and zinc oxide, are used to dry and give the skin a satin-like texture. Lip colour, either applying lipstick directly as a lipstick or brushed on to the lips, is made of cocoa butter or lanolin, and is manufactured in an endless variety of shades, as are rouges, mixtures of red pigments and starch or finely powdered clay. Bath salts and other bath preparations combine water-softening agents such as sodium carbonate or borax with perfume; bath oils are also a popular skin-softening.
A woman with selfrespect will never go out without lipstick. Even if the lipstick has no color, you still have to use it every day, because it will protect your lips from sun and cold. A lady may change herself with a help of lipstick. Applying lipstick of bright red tones make you look like a fatal woman, who enjoys breaking men`s hearts. Applying lipstick of pastel tones give you a look of naive girl.
Sometimes it`s necessary to emphasize your lips' shape because of your profession, so as to attract attention to your speech. If you want to be heard, pay attention to your mouth. Choose correct lipstick and lip pencil. The lipstick wouldn`t bleed if you use lip liner pencil. Although it`s not necessary to apply a lip pencil always, but it is advisable, anyway. If you use a lip pencil, don`t forget to apply it at first. Keep in mind that a lip liner pencil should be of similar color, or a little bit darker than your lipstick.
Mind you, that lipstick color should match your skin type. Ladies with dark colour of the skin can easily experiment and apply bright color of the lipstick, but if your skin is fair and white it would look ever more pale if you use bright colours. It`s advisable to apply rose, soft pink, natural tones of warm, red, pastel, brown tones. If you want your lips to shine you may add lip-gloss on the bottom lip. If you need the lipstick stay on your lips for a longer time you will have to blot lips after applying lipstick to remove some color, then put a bit of powder and apply lipstick again.
But the main lipstick tip is to experiment and buy the lipstick that suits you. Don`t stop experimenting with types and colors of the lipstick.