Cosmetic product always have their ability to make us distinct, pretty and more confident, they help us project our self differently, more like an art. Lipstick a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that apply color, texture, and protection to the lips.
The application of lipstick has gone beyond the everyday way we apply it, not even the regular hues, different colors are made right now to fit for different purposes, especially with the creativity behind photography and make up, it’s a different thing totally. As with most other types of makeup, lipstick is typically, but not exclusively, worn by women. Some lipsticks are also lip balms, to add color and hydration.
In the mid 1940s, several teen books and magazines stressed that men prefer a natural look over a made up look. Books and magazines also warned girls that wearing cosmetics could ruin their chances of popularity and a career. The implication of these articles was that lipstick and rouge were for teen girls who acted very provocatively with men. Despite the increased use of cosmetics, it was still associated with prostitution. Teen girls were discouraged from wearing cosmetics for fear that they would be mistaken for “loose” girls or prostitutes.
A lipstick lesbian is a female who is typically attracted to other females, but she still remains feminine and has a “girly” identity. The term lipstick lesbian became popular by writer Deborah Bergman, a reporter for The Los Angeles Times. While running the LA Times, she created Lesbian News. “The Lesbian News was in good part responsible for popularizing the ‘lipstick lesbian’ who had been born in L.A. and has more recently been made famous worldwide through the television series, The L Word”