I found this very interesting article about Lipstick Trends Through The Decades. Hope you enjoy it 😉
According to Li Edelkoort, one of the world’s best known trend forecasters, there is an interesting connection between body, lips, and time frame , included by focus and proportion. Many factors come into play when analyzing lipstick trends: emphasis on particular body parts, celebrities of the time, and most importantly, the economic and financial status of American society in general. Perhaps you knew that the length of a woman’s skirt is dependent upon the economy, but who knew the color and shape of a woman’s lips could be so telling of the times?
The 20’s – Prohibition and Rebellion
A matte-finished, heart-shaped mouth is the expression of the seductive,coquettish woman of the Roaring Twenties. Taking their cue from the scornedyet-sought-after flapper, women go out to dance, drink illicitly distilled whiskey, and push the envelope of their independence. Black and white movies present the mouth in daring, feminine shapes–the “cupids bow” style of Clara Bow, the “vamp’s lips” of Theda Bara, and the sexy “bee-stung” lips of Mae Murray. Edelkoort notes that because the focal body part of the time period is the legs, “breasts are smallish, and girls are boyish.” Eyes are large and lips are thin. Lip colors are black and garnet red.
Did you know that you can already buy items from New permanent collections Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lipstick, Lip Pencil and Time Zone Anti-Line/Wrinkle Eye Creme by Estee Lauder online (and not only online)? You should check www.esteelauder.com. And here are some details about the collections.
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lipstick($22.00) is available in 12 shades:
- Stay Rose
- Stay Pink
- Stay Pinkberry
- Stay Raspberry
- Stay Mauve
- Stay Plumberry
- Stay Mocha
- Stay Ginger
- Stay Coral
- Stay Scarlet
- Stay Cranberry
- Stay Ruby
- With 12-hour staying power, the color you love is here to stay.
- All-day silky. All-day comfortable. All-day gorgeous.
- Rich, stay-in-place color is creamy and smooth, with a satin shine.
- Apply once and don’t think twice about it.
- Removes easily with Take It Away makeup remover.
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Pencil($19) is available in 14 shades:
Flashing Flecks of lustrous glimmer give the lips a new kind of high-beam shine, while the balm-effect of the pillow-top comfort creme keeps the supple going and going. Ultra-luxurious, no sticky smack or drag. Aloe and Vitamin E enrich, keep lips lightweight but strong-willed, for long-lustre, ultimate luminosity. Wear it alone for medium-sheer, dewy coverage… For dazzle with absolute comfort, it’s better than brilliant. And the accompanying applicator brush is a dream.
Dazzleglass Cremes ($18):
- Soft Dazzle, Mid-tone peach pink with gold pearl
- Sublime Shine, Light coral brown with gold pearl
- My Favourite, Pink Light blue pink with pearl
- Perfectly Unordinary, Bright yellow pink with gold pearl
MAC’s Holiday 2009 collection is called Magic, Mirth & Mischief. Here are the kits from the collection:
MAC Holiday 2009 Lip Kits
Heavenly Dish Neutral Lip Kit ($22)
- Floating Lightly Pale neutral pink beige
- Heavenly Dish Sheer mid-tone neutral pink
- Barely Visible Glossy pale nude with pearl
Possessed By Pink! Lip Kit ($22.50)
- Tickled Dark plum
- Laugh A Lot Creamy mid-tone blue pink
- Sweet Smile Glossy mid-tone pink with pearl
MAC Holiday 2009 Eye Kits
With a fresh-baked approach to beauty, Laura Geller’s delicious collection of baked brighteners, eye definers, and lip essentials are all you need to cook up your own gorgeous look. And like any recipe, don’t skimp—use every ingredient to the fullest for the best, most beautiful results.