Wednesday 1 August 2012

Lip gloss !

Lip glosses ! we love this product in fact some of us can't even live without me.but have we ever thought where from this lip gloss comes?why it became necessary to invent lip glosess where as lipstick were already there?...well, who cares right??? but still here is a little glimpse of its history,just thought to share...
Lip gloss is a product used primarily to give lips a glossy lustre and sometimes subtle color. 

It is distributed as a liquid or a soft solid (not to be confused with lip balm, which generally has medicinal or soothing purposes). It can be completely clear, translucent, or various shades of opacity, including frosted, glittered, glassy, and metallic finishes.

Lip gloss is usually used as a cosmetic, however some offer moisturizing benefits or protection from the elements and other natural causes. Lip gloss containing sunscreen was first advertised by actress Lillian Gish.

Lip gloss was invented by Max Factor in 1930. He wanted to create a lip product that would make lips shiny and glossy for films. He developed makeup specifically for actresses starring in black and white films. Women were inspired by movie actresses and they also wanted makeup.The first commercially available lip gloss was Max Factor's X-Rated, launched in 1932.
In 1973, Bonne Bell introduced the first flavored lip gloss, Lip Smackers. Lip Smackers were, and still are, popular among young teenagers. 

 Initially Lip Smackers came in two sizes: small and big. The small ones could be kept in the pocket and the big ones had a rope to hang around the neck. It was advertised that before a date, a teen girl should choose an appropriate flavor because that would be her date's first taste when their lips kissed hers.
Natural makeup companies have made progress in creating lip gloss with mainly natural ingredients except for preservatives...
 My wishlist include Kryolan lip glosses...heard a lot of good things about it..wanna try !

Well that's all for today's general knowledge about lip glosses ! 
Which is your favourite lip glosses? do share with me.
Will meet you in my next article...till then keep smiling with glossy lips ! :)

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