National Lipstick Day on July 29th encourages you to wear your best lip color, whether sheer, or light, or dark or bright. For some people, lipstick is the only makeup requirement! They choose the color based on mood or wardrobe.
The story of lipstick begins 5,000 years ago, on the dressing table of a Sumerian queen in the city of Ur in modern-day Iraq. Most of Queen Puabi’s narrative has been lost in the wrinkles of time, but her legacy has been attached to the first recorded use of lip rouge in history. Skip forward some 2,000 years and it was none other than Cleopatra that took the baton and pioneered make-up amongst the ancient Egyptians, for both men and women.
Did you know that controversy has surrounded lipstick throughout the ages? A Puritan member of British Parliament introduced a bill in June 1650 to ban lipstick, calling it a devilish attempt to trick men into marriage. There are some people who believed lipstick was associated with witchcraft.
It is said that George Washington (1732-1799) wore lipstick. Actress Sarah Bernhardt created a scandal in the 1880's when she applied “red lip rouge” in public. Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837-1901, imposed an empire-wide prohibition on lipstick, declaring that makeup was dishonest and impolite. During World War II, Winston Churchill thought lip color boosted morale in the most excellent way!
In the past lipstick often contained dangerous poisons, including arsenic. Even today there are still toxic metals and cancer risks found in many lipsticks and lip glosses on the market. Fortunately with Savvy Minerals by Young Living, you can become part of the NEW Standard in Clean Beauty™.
Before you pucker up, you may find yourself needing a lip scrub to exfoliate lips quickly. Nothing ruins the look of lipstick more than dry, flaky, chapped lips! With Savvy Minerals Poppy Seed Lip Scrub you can soften up before you pucker up!
You might ask, “Why are my lips flaking?” Let me explain. Unlike other areas of skin, our lips do not contain oil glands. They can’t produce their own moisture as our forehead does so well. This means whether it’s hot or cold, windy or rainy, your lips can become chapped, cracked, flaky and start peeling without proper care, which is why it’s necessary to exfoliate lips.
Savvy Minerals Poppy Seed Lip Scrub is a gentle exfoliator that conditions and moisturizes lips for the perfect prep before applying your favorite lip gloss or lipstick. Formulated with four different types of butters – including cocoa butter, mango butter, avocado butter, and shea butter – this scrub leaves your lips smooth and soft so you can say, “So long” to cracked, flaky, chapped lips so your lipstick goes on smoother and lasts longer.
Now that your lips are oh-so-kissable, you’re ready for a fabulous Savvy Minerals Lipstick or Savvy Mineral Lip Gloss! Don’t worry about choosing between a beautiful product with clean ingredients and ethical manufacturing…you can have it all! With carefully curated ingredients, Savvy Minerals lipstick and lip gloss colors complement the natural pigmentation of your lips and moisturize with every application. But that’s not all: These products are not tested on animals and use the naturally derived ingredients you trust Young Living to deliver. After all, bringing a healthy lifestyle into your life is what we aim to do!
BENEFITS & FEATURES OF SAVVY MINERALS LIP PRODUCTS
- Smooths and softens.
- Adds a pop of shine.
- Glides on smoothly.
- Helps lips appear fuller.
- Enhances natural lip color.
- Has a creamy texture.
- Complements all skin tones.
- Provides weightless, buildable coverage.
- Long-lasting formula.
- Offers a rich color payoff.
- Made with natural ingredients.
- No need to worry about photosensitivity.
NEW Standard in Clean Beauty™
The NEW Standard in Clean Beauty™ means formulated with no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, mineral oil, animal-derived ingredients, bismuth, talc, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes.
TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIPS
Keep Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day. This will keep your body, skin and lips hydrated.
Don't Lick Your Lips: While this may give a temporary feeling of moisture it will actually remove more moisture from your lips as the wetness evaporates. Saliva also has digestive enzymes that can irritate your sensitive lips.
Use Lip Balm: Frequent application of Cinnamint, Grapefruit, or Lavender Lip Balm, soothes dry lips by harnessing the power of premium essential oils, along with the powerful moisturizing properties of jojoba oil and vitamin E, to keep your lips moist and soft. Apply a good layer before bedtime so when you wake up your lips will be ready for the day!
Once a Week: Use Savvy Minerals Poppy Seed Lip Scrub once per week to keep your lips exfoliated. This will keep the skin on your lips healthy and renewed.
Whether your style is wearing lipstick for a subtle accent or a bold statement, on July 29th flaunt your favorite lip color, take a photo, and share what you love about lipstick on social media using #NationalLipstickDay.
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