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National Lipstick Day

Celebrate National Lipstick Day and make a statement - add a pop of color to your look with one of our bold and beautiful lipstick shades!
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When it is?
July 29
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United States

Celebrate National Lipstick Day on July 29th with all of your favorite colors and shades! This day has been around since the 1940s when it was first created to celebrate the power and beauty of lipstick. From Marilyn Monroe's signature red lips, to Twiggy's modern nudes, this is a day for everyone - no matter their style or look - to embrace their inner makeup artist.

History of National Lipstick Day

National Lipstick Day Dates

National Lipstick Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>5000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Lipstick Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Women in the ancient Sumer civilization of Mesopotamia reportedly start using crushed gemstones to decorate their lips.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>16th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Queen Elizabeth I Era</div><div class='timeline-text'>Queen Elizabeth I popularizes the use of lipstick among upper-class women, favoring stark white face powder contrasted with crimson lips.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1884</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Manufactured Lipstick</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first commercially-produced lipstick, made by French cosmetics company Guerlain, hits the market.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of National Lipstick Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Lipstick Day is first created to celebrate the power and beauty of lipstick.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1953</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Red Lips</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe popularizes bold red lipstick, becoming an enduring symbol of glamour and sensuality.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of the Lipstick Industry</div><div class='timeline-text'>The global lipstick market is estimated to reach $13.1 billion, reflecting the enduring popularity and impact of lipstick on beauty and fashion.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Lipstick Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create an inspired look</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a lipstick look that is unique to you, inspired by the holiday. Try out some bold colors and combinations that you would typically not wear. Have fun with it and go wild!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize your lipstick collection</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the day to organize your lipstick collection. Group them by color, finish, or brand.  You can even get creative and make a mood board of all your favorite lipsticks.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go shopping for new lipstick</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head out to the store and pick up some new shades to add to your collection. Check out some new brands that you haven't tried before or stick to what you know works best for you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a lipstick party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite over your closest friends and have a night dedicated to lipstick. Swap tips, try on different looks, and have fun experimenting with different shades.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Giveaway free lipstick</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you have a lot of lipsticks in your collection that you don't use anymore, give them away! Ask friends if they want any or post them up on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Lipstick Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Lipstick boosts confidence</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Putting on a bold shade of lipstick can instantly give you a boost of confidence. Whether you're walking into an important meeting or just going out for a night on the town, lipstick can help you show the world exactly who you are and give you that extra bit of assurance when it's needed most!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's an easy way to switch up your look</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sometimes all it takes is a swipe of lipstick to take your look from day to night, or to complete the perfect outfit. With so many shades and formulas to choose from, there's something for every look and every occasion. So don't be afraid to experiment - you never know what kind of amazing new style you might discover!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's fun</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>At the end of the day, one of the main reasons why we love National Lipstick Day is simply because it's fun! Swatching new colors with friends, trying new looks and sharing makeup tips and's all part of being a beauty lover. Plus, it's a great way to express yourself and have some girly bonding time!</p></div></div>

5 Astonishing Facts for National Lipstick Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The lipstick indicator is an economic concept</h3><p class='facts-content'>This term was coined in 2001 by Leonard Lauder, the chairman of Estee Lauder. He noticed lipstick sales increased during economic downturns, theorising that women were turning to affordable indulgences like lipstick when they couldn't afford larger purchases.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Lipstick was banned in England in the 16th century</h3><p class='facts-content'>While Queen Elizabeth I loved lipstick, a law passed by Parliament in 1770 stated that women who seduced men into matrimony by a cosmetic means could be tried for witchcraft.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>More than a billion lipsticks are purchased annually worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>From vibrant reds to bold purples and subtle nudes, lipsticks of all shades and finishes have become a staple in the beauty rituals of many across the globe.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Many lipsticks contain fish scales</h3><p class='facts-content'>Known as pearl essence, the silvery substance derived from herring scales gives lipstick a shimmering shine.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>George Washington reportedly wore lipstick</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to some reports, the first President of the United States was known to don a little rouge on his lips.</p></div></div>

National Lipstick Day FAQs

When is National Lipstick Day?

National Lipstick Day is celebrated on July 29 every year. In 2024 National Lipstick Day will occur on a Monday.

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