Poisonous Lipsticks to die for – part 3

“A woman without paint is like food without salt”- Roman philosopher, Plautus With the amount of money being spent on cosmetics in the 2nd Century BC, writer Lucilius commented “curls, makeup, cosmetics, greasepaint, and teeth you could buy, and with the same money you could have even purchased a new face” and he was not […]

Poisonous Lipsticks to die for – Part 2

As Christianity took hold in Europe and the dark ages started creeping in along with the burning of books, black cats and witches (who were probably just strong opinionated women that weak men had problems with), lipsticks became a thing of the past and was almost completely written out of the history books However, it […]

Poisonous Lipsticks to die for – Part 1

So where did lipsticks come from and what is it made from besides fish scales? And did you know that even the Church waded in on its controversy. They actually banned the stuff claiming that it was exclusively reserved for Tarts, Whores and Harlots and something to do with the “incarnation of Satan” Mind you, […]