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An Ode To Lipstick On National Lipstick Day!

Long before our time, this was what women opted for for beautification! From nudes and pinks, which made their place in our lives, the lip colour that almost always feigns confidence and strength has always been red.

From Old Hollywood glamazons, to Bollywood sirens, all the way to Royal princesses, this is has been an avid choice, albeit in different shades, there IS a red shade for everyone that suits every single skin tone.

Over the decades we have seen browns, purples, blues and even black shades come up! And to commemorate this wonderful day which celebrates lipstick, we are sharing with you our favourite shades of it on some of our favourite people!

Lipstick actually dates so far back that it is said, Cleopatra used red ochre, a type of clay colored red by iron oxide for her rouge and lips!

Pictured here is Elizabeth Taylor in her portrayal of the famously elegant Queen herself.


Sophia Loren in a nude shade


Alicia Keys in glossy petal pink


Lucille Ball in tomato red


Blake Lively in deep crimson – a popular shade since the beginning of lipstick


Kim Kardashian wears elegant glossy nudes


Iman Abdul Majid dons a shade of brown which was highly popular in the 90s!


Queen Elizabeth II has used Clarins since her coronation in 1952 – when she commissioned the company to make her own shade of red lipstick to match the ceremonial robes!


Sonam Kapoor in bright hues of Fuschia


Madhuri Dixit in classic shades seen in the 90s across Bollywood


Mahirah Khan in a deep berry


We’re a few days late but….. Happy National Lipstick Day, everyone!

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