Sarah Bernhardt (French stage and early film actress)created scandal by applying lip rouge in public.

Queen Victoria considered lipstick ‘hugely impolite’ and intended only to mark the most ‘impolite’ of women.

Winston Churchill found lipstick to be a wonderful moral booster and refused to limit its production during World War 11.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and other early feminists painted their lips as a symbol of emancipation when they marched in 1912 NYC Suffragette rally.

The first lipstick was used in 1880. In 1912 fashionable American women had come to consider lipstick acceptable, but an article in the New York Times advised on the need to apply it cautiously.


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