Poisonous Lipsticks to die for – part 4

During the Dark Age and the Middle Age, approximately from 476 AD to the end of 1000 AD, potions, medicinal concoctions and quite a bit of face paint had been blended by herbalists (who were eventually condemned as “witches” through serious propaganda from the church). This resulted in rouge and other facial delights becoming harder […]

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 […]