Symbol of sensuality and coquetry, putting lipstick on his lips is a practice that has existed for thousands of years. It was not until the 10th century that Aboulcassis, an Arab physicist and surgeon, invented the solid lipstick. However, at the same time in the West, make-up was a heresy condemned by the church.
Later, in modern times, lipstick is composed of toxic cinnabar. Then in the 18th century, calf marrow, cucumber and wax became the main ingredients of lipsticks.
It was not until 1880 that the first lipstick with candle wax was created by Guerlain. Finally, the modern and indelible lipstick was created in 1920 by chemist Paul Baudecroux.
Choosing the right lipstick, an ethic and a responsibility
The products applied to the lips end up being "nibbled" and thus pass into the bloodstream. Certified organic lipsticks have the advantage of being composed of quality raw materials without harming the planet and your health. Indeed, non-organic lipsticks have a rather dubious composition and production ethics and their impact on the environment is not negligible.
The brand's natural lipsticks Benecos are based on organic jojoba oil and organic beeswax.
Choosing to support an organic brand is also a commitment to animal protection. Indeed, lipsticks are not tested on animals.
Combining health and aesthetics
In order to have beautiful lips, you must already start by moisturizing properly from the inside. Drink at least 1.5 litres of water a day, consume quality fatty acids and apply cocoa or shea butter in the evening before going to bed. This will deeply nourish your lips in order to avoid dryness and therefore unsightly flaking.
To go further in lip care, you can perform a natural lip scrub once a week. This will remove dead skin and leave your lips soft and ready for your lipstick.
Express recipe for a lip scrub: mix powdered sugar and a little honey. Apply the preparation to the lips and massage gently to remove all dead skin. The sugar will act mechanically and the honey as a healing agent. Rinse well and that's it!
How to draw your lips well
After the weekly exfoliation and daily application of a nourishing balm, your lips are ready to receive color!
A pencil line to draw the contour of your lips in order to delimit the area to be filled and to rectify if necessary a slight asymmetry for example.
Filling with the material using a brush. This saves your lipstick tube and allows you to spread the color evenly without overflowing.
Choose your color
Tastes and colors are not disputed... However, here is a little tip. The color of your lipstick depends on your taste of course, but also on your outfit and the shade of your skin tone. It is said that some people would be "silver" while others would be "gold". This means that the colors corresponding to "silver" people would be pastels for example and for "gold" people, rather the fall colors such as burgundy, duck blue, orange, gold yellow, brown, copper ... For lipsticks, some shades of red draw more on "silver" and others on "gold". In order to choose the shade that will make you look your best, the best is to test the color on the inside of your wrist.
Lipstick or gloss?
Are you hesitating between putting on lipstick or lip gloss? The answer lies simply in the effect you are looking for.
Gloss gives an incomparable shine to your smile. It brings light which gives the illusion of much fuller lips.
Lipstick, on the other hand, offers much more choice in terms of color but requires a little more concentration than gloss to apply it properly.