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COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE LIPSTICK, THE ROUGE LÈVRES, LIP PENCIL AND LIP GLOSS: BRIEF HISTORY, TYPES, CLASSIFICATION AND HOW TO APPLY.

12/11/2015 23:52

                           

Continuing the series prerequisites for developing a perfect makeup, today I will talk about the makeup of the lips, lipstick, lip liner or lip pencil  and lipgloss. Click on the link:  SERIES OF PREREQUISITE FOR MAKE UP PERFECT

 

LIPSTICK

INTRODUCTION

The terms “batom” of the Portuguese language (derived from the French bâton) and "lipstick" of the English language highlight the shape or consistency of the object represented, to associate it with a stick, rod or stick.

In turn, the French word “rouge à lèvres” does not highlight the shape of the represented object. Such expression, seems to emphasize the function of which is represented (to blush or color the lips) or perhaps the notion of derivation of this object of another (the rouge like makeup for cheeks).

The act of coloring the lips is something done by women for thousands of years. In the XIX century, terms like "lip rouge", "tinted lip balm", "tinted lip salve" and “rouge à lèvres”  were used to represent the products used to give color to the lips.

The XIX century corresponds, in part, to the call Victorian era, marked by the existence of a lot of moral censure the use of makeup by women.

In that same century, France was the main producer of cosmetics. Many pharmacies and French perfume produced and sold products to color the lips, but there was a lot of discretion on the part of businesses and consumers. Perhaps reflecting this negative stigma of makeup, products classified as medicinal, but slightly coloriam lips, they were very successful. Many French companies started launching different types of products "en bâton" and this was a novelty in the market.

Among these products was “rouge à lèvres en bâton” or “stick lip-rouge”. As an example, o Ne m’oubliez pas of Guerlain (1870).

For no other reason, many dictionaries suggest the emergence of the word "lip stick" around 1880. Another interesting fact is that the Portuguese word "batom", as mentioned above, despite having a meaning similar to the English word "lipstick" has its radical derived from the French word “bâton” very strong indication not only of the influence of the French cosmetics at the time, but the impact of this form of presentation of the product.

Unlike Americans who have been substituting the words "lip rouge" with "lipstick", as new synonymous with the product for lip paint, the French kept using the term, “rouge à lèvres”. I believe that because of the long French tradition of using products for coloring the lips, which led them to realize lipstick as just a new form or consistency rouge for lips.

What happened to the French, it can be compared to the current fact that companies continue calling "lipstick" or "batom" new lip products that do not keep the shape or consistency any similarity with a "stick". Examples lipstick liquid and cream lipstick.

 

COMPONENTS OF LIPSTICKS

Lipsticks differ in their composition. And the most frequent components are:

- VITAMINS A and E - nourish the lips and help neutralize harmful radicals, slowing the aging and contributing in cell renewal process. Vitamins also have soothing and moisturizing effect.

- NATURAL OILS - nourish the labial mucosa, protecting it from dryness and flaking.

- WAX - are responsible for the durability of the product.

- SILICON - creates an invisible film on the lips, shielding against adverse effects, causing the color lasts longer.

- PIGMENTS AND DYES - are responsible for the color.

- SPF- SOLAR FILTER - protects the labial mucosa against ultraviolet radiation.

- FRAGRANCE - flavoring substance that minimizes the smell of the various ingredients used.

 

TYPES OF LIPSTICK

1 - FOR CONSISTENCY

1.1 - SOLID LIPSTICK - is presented in two ways: 

- LIPSTICK STICK

- LIPSTICK PENCIL

    

   

1.2 - LIPSTICK CREAM

1.3 - LIQUID LIPSTICK

   

   

2 - HOW MUCH THE SECONDARY FUNCTION

- MOISTURIZING LIPSTICK

Colors the lips while providing hydration, softness and smoothness. It contains many moisturizing ingredients and most have SPF, providing protection against ultraviolet radiation. Obviously, it is very suitable for people who have dry lips. The product has a pleasant texture. In some cases can transfer or blurring.

- LIPSTICK NUTRITIVE

In addition to coloring the lips, the lipstick is very rich in oils, waxes and vitamins A and E. It is characterized by soft texture and even color. This type of lipstick is perfect for winter because it protects the lips against the cold. However, it can be used anytime of the year.

 

- LIPSTICK HYGIENE OR TREATMENT LIPSTICK

Usually a colorless lipstick. It smoothes the delicate skin on the lips, heals cracks, prevents herpes, gives softness and natural shine.

 

3 - HOW MUCH TO FINISHING

Of a raw form, lipsticks have two types of finish, in different graduations: matte or glossy or matte and shimmering.

Some companies have created themselves and specific titles for each slight variation in the finish of their lipsticks.

As an example of these different names used, then, we will list the names of finish according to MAC:

- MATTE - They are dull, ie have no gloss, are well pigmented and texture is dried.

- SATIN - are semi-opaque, have a slight satin sheen, are well pigmented and texture is slightly silky.

- AMPLIFIED CREAM – are creamy, have a slight sheen, they are well pigmented and texture is quite creamy.

- CREMESHEEN - are the cream base, are quite hydrated, pigmentation is medium to high and texture is quite silky.

- FROST - are the lipsticks with profusion of glittering particles, commonly called sparkling. They have a good pigmentation and texture is silky.

- LUSTRE - are semi-glossy, have a slight pigmentation and a wet texture, similar to a gloss, but are not viscous.

- DAZZLE - have gloss and glitter and a thick consistency. The pigmentation is similar to lip gloss.

- GLAZE - they are translucent, bright and have low pigmentation.

 

4 - HOW MUCH THE SPECIAL FEATURES

- LONG LASTING LIPSTICK

  

They stand for 8 to 24 hours. They have volatile silicone oils which evaporate between 1 and 2 minutes after application, setting the lipstick on the lips. The negative effect of these lipsticks is that they leave a dry mouth, causing epidermal desquamation.

- LIPSTICK FLAVORINGS

São batons que possuem em sua formulação componentes com fragrância, principalmente de frutas.

- LIPSTICK WATERPROOF

It has in its substance formulation resistant to water, allowing the lipstick not go out even in contact with it.

 

5 - HOW MUCH COLORING

- COLORLESS LIPSTICK

- LIPSTICK WITH NEUTRAL COLORS

- LIPSTICK WITH VIBRANT COLORS

 

PSYCHOLOGY AND LIPSTICK

Some studies have linked the woman's personality to the color of lipstick she wears, or form, unintended, the woman gives the tip of your lipstick.

1 - COLOR LIPSTICK AND PERSONALITY

According to a survey published by Marie Claire and conducted by P & G Beauty for CoverGirl, the lipstick color would be an excellent way to determine the personality of a woman. In this study, 2,375 people were invited to comment on the characteristics, type of profession and personality of nine women using different colors of lipstick. Given the results, Sarah Vickery, lead author of the study, explains: "This time we have proof that every lipstick color gives a different impression of the person who uses it.  It is something that can really turn in your favor. "

According to the survey, the strongest colors are associated with the strong personality of women; already the weakest colors are associated with more discreet personality of women.

- RED LIPSTICK

Women powerful, creative, bold and have initiative.

- PINK LIPSTICK

Women sociable and fun. But also very powerful. Most senior executives opt for this color.

LIPSTICK PLUM OR WINE

Autonomous and independent women.

- LIPSTICK COLOR OF MOUTH

 

Women receptive and considerate.

 

2 - THE FORM OF LIPSTICK AND PERSONALITY

One study linked the shape lipstick assumes during use with some characteristics of women.

- LIPSTICK BABY PACIFIER

Courageous woman and strategist.

- LIPSTICK CHAIR

 

Woman adventurous and loyal

- LIPSTICK FUNNEL

   

Balanced woman and that seeks self-knowledge.

-  LIPSTICK HALF PIPE

   

Woman skillfully and agitated

- LIPSTICK BEAK DUCK

Woman suspicious and well informed.

- LIPSTICK DRUM

Romantic and sincere woman

- LIPSTICK ARC

Affectionate and mysterious woman.

- LIPSTICK RAMP

 
 

LIP PENCIL

It is used to get around the lips, correct symmetry defects and create the illusion of larger or smaller lips.

 

HOW TO APPLY LIPSTICK AND LIP PENCIL

Apply a foundation or concealer in the region of the lips and the powder on top, giving small taps. This will help increase the durability of the lipstick and make the most beautiful color.

To make the outline of a "V" at the center of the upper lip and then go around the entire lip line.

If you have thin or uneven lips, outline with a pencil one shade darker than the lipstick color, a little below the natural line. In this way, it will make them look fuller and defined.

If your lips are too full and you want to make decrease the outline with a pencil in the same color lipstick a little into the natural lip line.

Some lipsticks rich moisturizers out beyond the line of the lips, do contour with lip pencil will help hold the lipstick.

Ways to apply the lipstick different types:

- LIPSTICK STICK - is the simplest to apply. It can be applied with the product or with a brush. Start with the "V" of the upper lip and then fills the area inside the outline.

- LIQUID LIPSTICK - should be applied with the fingertip or with a brush. Put a little of the product in the center of each lip and go spreading giving small taps.

- LIPSTICK PENCIL - is applied to the product itself. The mode of application is the same lipstick bat.

- LIP CREAM - is applied with the fingertip or with a brush. Apply the corner to the center to not accumulate on the sides.

 

LIP GLOSS

It is a cosmetic used on the lips of translucent color and brightness.

BRIEF HISTORY OF LIP GLOSS

The first lip gloss was created in 1930 by Max Factor for the cinema. And in 1932 he created the first commercial lip gloss called "X-Rated", which remained in production until 2003, when he was interrupted by Proctor and Gamble (P & G).

An important moment in the history of lip gloss happened in 1970, when the Bonne Bell cosmetics company launched the first lip gloss fruit-flavored called Lip Smackers. This type of lip gloss has always been very popular with the younger crowd.

A few years ago, came the lip gloss that gives extra volume to the lips. Some manufacturers compare the effect of this type of lip gloss to collagen injections. In fact, such lip gloss contains substances that enhance blood circulation in the skin of the lips, making them temporarily bulkier than usual.

 

CONSISTENCY OF LIP GLOSS

1 - LIP GLOSS LIQUID - is found in tube glass cylinder or plastic wand, roll-on tube, roll-on pot and tube.

         

2 - LIP GLOSS CREAM - is found in small pots or makeup kits.

     

3 - LIP GLOSS SOLID

3.1 - LIP GLOSS PENCIL - is similar to pencil lipstick, but has gloss consistency.