Lipsticks & more
Lipstick is a cosmetic product. It is applied for coloring and texturing the lips of the applier. Lipstick is mainly made of wax and oil. You can use different pigments to produce color in lipstick, and silica to provide the required texture. The lipsticks have been used for centuries now, dating back to the earliest civilizations, like Sumer and the Indus Valley. Later, lipsticks were popularized in the Western world in the 1700s. In some local productions, lipsticks can also contain toxic materials in traces which can prompt health concerns for the appliers and violate the safety regulations.
Lipstick Association with Women & Sensuality
Lipstick has, is, and will be prominent in women’s fashion trends. It is often associated with women’s sensuality and eroticism. The color of lipstick has aesthetic and cultural significance. This is because different colors carry different connotations. Say, red lipstick has been associated with sensuality. It is also associated with women’s independence, whereas black lipstick is worn by both men and women but in alternative subcultures. An example can be seen in punk and gothic culture. Various celebrities like the Late Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Taylor Swift, and the recent Lady Gaga have immensely contributed to the popularity of lipsticks in the fashion industry.
What is a Lipstick made up of?
Lipstick contains multiple ingredients, such as the following:
- Wax: Wax in lipstick provides a solid structure to the lipstick. You can make lipstick from several waxes such as the following:
- Beeswax Wax
- Ozokerite Wax
- Candelilla Wax
- Carnauba Wax: It has a high melting point; and is a key ingredient for strengthening the lipstick.
- Oils: Different kinds of oils and fats are used in lipsticks, such as the following:
- Olive Oil
- Mineral Oil
- Cocoa Butter
- Emollients: Lipsticks get their colors from a variety of pigments as well as lake dyes such as the following:
- Bromo Acid
- D&C Red No. 21
- Calcium Lake D&C Red 7
- Calcium Lake D&C Red 34
- Calcium Lake D&C Orange No. 17
For instance, pink lipsticks are made by mixing white titanium dioxide and red shades, as organic and inorganic pigments.
Matte lipsticks contain filling agents like silica with less emollient, whereas creme lipsticks contain more waxes than oils. A long-lasting lipstick contains more oil, and silicone oil. This can seal the colors of the wearer’s lips. Glossy lipstick also contains more oil for a shiny lip finish. Shimmery lipstick contains mica, silica, and synthetic particles like bismuth oxychloride to give a shimmering shine.
Get the best Lipsticks in Kenya at Beauty Bliss
Beauty Bliss has long been the ultimate online retailer of the best-in-class lipsticks in all of Kenya. Kenyan women have heavily relied on the best cosmetic products for Beauty Bliss. Here, we are sharing some of the best lipstick product tiles on the Beauty Bliss website:
Flori Roberts Lip Stick:
This Lipstick has a rich moisturizing effect to give an all-day creamy lip color. It is a non-drying, all-day-wear lipstick.
LA Colors Chunky Lip Pencils:
This color pencil has a soft, creamy formula to smoothly glide over your delicate lips and give a gorgeous intense color. It is a perfect combination of lipstick and lip gloss as a convenient retractable pencil. You have to twist and apply it. The Chunky Lip Pencil comes in 18 vanilla-scented shades, each giving your lips a burst of color, from subtle nudes to bold brights.
LA Colors Hydrating Lipsticks:
This lipstick is an addition of hydrating color lipsticks to moisturize lips and give them a vibrant color. These hydrating lipsticks are enriched with Vitamin E and they feel soft and supple on lips.