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Lipstick Day 2017!

Lipstick Day 2017 by Paper & Glam

Happy Lipstick Day Paper & Glam Family!

Today I'm celebrating this very glam holiday by documenting the lipsticks that take me from January through December each year. Last year, I began this tradition and I've got a couple new favorites to add to the list of lips I love.

Before we get to my favorites, here's a few lipstick facts to get us excited and celebrating:

  • Coloring ones lips has been in vogue for thousands of years and at different times in history, both men and women colored their lips! In previous centuries, lipstick was made with berries and other natural items to stain the lips.
  • By the turn of the century (early 1900s), lipstick was considered to be quite risqué with only actors and actresses wearing it in silent movies. However, during the suffrage rallies in 1912, feminists were painting their lips as a symbol of emancipation.
  • In the 1920s, flappers wore lipstick to symbolize their independence. Who's ready for the party at Gatsby's?!
  • Much like Regina George claimed hoop earings in Mean Girls (Sidebar: Mean Girls' Day is October 3rd!), it’s alleged that Elizabeth Taylor demanded that no other woman on her movie sets wear red lipstick. She considered it her look, and apparently, imitation is not flattery!
  • In the UK, especially in Northern England, lipstick is called “lippy." Thank you UK subscribers for that fun fact!

Without further ado, here's your guide to seasonal lips all-year long:

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