National Lipstick Day

Next Monday, 29 July 2024

Lipstick Lovers Assemble, as we celebrate National Lipstick Day on July 29th and what better excuse you can find than this day to add another lipstick to your collection?

When you're rushing to get ready for an important meeting but still far from being prepared, your lifesaver is none other than your favorite lipstick!

Just one swipe is all it takes to transform us from drab to fab in literally a few seconds. Be it glossy or matte, shiny or sheer, there is a kind of lipstick for everyone out there. 

Colorful Lipsticks over black background

The Origin Of National Lipstick Day

It was said that National Lipstick Day was celebrated in previous years unofficially and on different dates. However, beauty influencer, entrepreneur, and internationally recognized public figure Huda Kattan was credited as the modern-day founder of National Lipstick Day through a declaration from the National Day Calendar's Registrar.

The Delightful History Of Lipstick

 Even though it is hard to believe, lipsticks has been around for thousands of years. It is believed that ancient Sumerians and the Indus Valley people were the first ones to use lipstick around 5,000 years ago. 

They would use crushed bugs, gemstones, and ochre to adorn their faces and would mainly apply it around their eyes and on the lips. Cleopatra used crushed carmine to get her red lips. 

Beeswax lipsticks became popular in China over a thousand years ago and lipstick gained popularity in England during the 16th century with bright red lips and white faces trending during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. 

Guerlain invented modern lipstick or the lipsticks that we are familiar with in France during the late 19th century. It began by mixing beeswax and several plant-based stains.

Lipstick became popular in the United States during the 1900s, evolving from paper tubes to metal containers and eventually to pushed-up tubes. 

During World War II, the production of lipstick underwent a crisis due to a shortage of ingredients. However, with time and research, long-lasting formulas were created, and more companies began to emerge. 

How To Observe National Lipstick Day

On National Lipstick Day, many makeup outlets, both online and offline, provide generous discount or offers on lipsticks. 

Some brands even give away free lipsticks on a minimum purchase. This is also the perfect opportunity to take the lipstick lover in your life out for lipstick shopping or gifting them that lipstick they always wanted. 

Do not forget to upload your pictures wearing your favorite lipstick and share them with the hashtag #nationallipstickday

National Lipstick Day
National Lipstick Day

National Lipstick Day - Next years

Tuesday, 29 July 2025

Wednesday, 29 July 2026

Thursday, 29 July 2027

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