Re: lipstick

Miranda B. Leethe (
26 Nov 1995 17:01:33 GMT

In <48plm4$> (Lennart Regebro)

>>can anyone lead me to a source that deals with the cutural history of
>>theuse of lipstck
>I have no sources, but lip coloring has been done for a long time.
>'Modern' use of it, i.e. women coloring their lips red, was done during
>pharaoic times in Egypt, at the latest. Anybody have any earlier dates?

There are also modern societies in which males wear lipstick, at least
ceremoniously (certain Ethiopian tribes, schoolboys in part of Japan).