This Saturday 29 July is National Lipstick Day, a celebration of lipstick that has spread from the US across the world. We hope you'll flaunt your best and brightest to help make this year's #nationallipstickday a huge, marvelously colourful event!
Across history the small but mighty tubes of colour we carry so casually in our handbags today have been subject to passionate debate. Cleopatra enhanced her beauty by colouring her lips with a formula created from crushed carmine beetles back in 3000 BC. In 1770 England lipstick was banned as a form of witchcraft, and it was later held up by the Victorians as a marker of immorality. In the 1880s actress Sarah Bernhardt caused a scandal by applying lipstick in public. During World War II lipstick was believed to be a wonderful morale booster – for this reason Winston Churchill refused to limit its production. By the 1950s Elizabeth Taylor is said to have loved her red lipstick so much that she banned anyone else on her film sets from wearing it.
Here at Antipodes, we’re believers in the power of lipstick to instantly transform an outfit, mood or day. So, we're celebrating with a competition.
Be in to win
For a chance to win one of five sets of our Spring Collection of Moisture-Boost Natural Lipsticks, tell us: What is your best lipstick tip?
Share your tip on our Facebook page. Please include #antipodesnz and #nationallipstickday in your post, creativity is encouraged. Competition closes midnight (NZ), Sunday 30 July 2017. Winners will be chosen at the discretion of Antipodes and announced on Facebook on Monday 31 July.
To get your inspiration flowing, here are a few of our favourite lipstick tips:
1. To prevent lipstick from transferring to your teeth – place a finger between your lips after applying your colour and gently close your mouth.
2. Use light to sculpt your lips – apply a dash of Translucent Skin-Brightening Mineral Finishing Powder to the centre of your bottom lip to make your pout appear fuller.
3. Need more gloss? Dab a layer Saviour Skin Balm on top of your lipstick.
4. We love a bright lippy, but for the days you feel like a subtler hue – apply your lipstick only to the centre of your lips, then use a brush or finger to blend the colour outwards, to the edges of your mouth.