Cosmetics like lipstick have been used since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, and others used lip color. Queen Elizabeth I of England used a red chemical called mercuric sulfide, a pigment also used to make vermillion paint. A cosmetic called rouge was used both as a lipstick and as a blush on the cheeks.
Today, "lipstick is made of dyes and pigments in a fragranced oil-wax base." Beeswax, carnauba wax, or candelilla wax may be used. Lipstick is considered "an almost universal cosmetic since, together with the eyes, the mouth is a leading feature, and it can be attractively coloured and textured."
Lipstick differs from lip balms or chapstick in that its main purpose is to provide long-lasting color, while the other products are intended to moisturize the lips. There can, however, be a crossover of these purposes - moisturizing lipsticks and tinted lip balms. Lip balms are usually packaged in smaller and less decorated tubes than lipsticks.
In the past, women who wore lipstick and other makeup were considered to be of poor moral character. This began to change during the 1800s. Today, lipstick is often associated with beauty and perhaps fame. Sometimes, lipstick is even personified as a character in its own right, such as Lippy Lips from the Shopkins toy line.
Would you like to draw a tube of lipstick? This easy, step-by-step cartoon object drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper.
1. Begin by drawing two long, curved, parallel lines on a diagonal slant. Connect them at the bottom with a curved line. This forms the base of the lipstick tube, case, or holder.
2. Draw a "C" shaped line to connect the lines at the top. This forms the opening of the tube.
3. Draw another, slightly smaller, "C" shaped line within the first. This outlines the rim of the tube opening.
4. Draw two straight parallel lines emerging from the tube. This will form the upper or inner portion of the tube, against which the lower portion is twisted to draw the lipstick in or out.
5. Draw a "C" shaped line to enclose the top of the tube.
6. Draw another "C" shaped line within the previous one, outlining the rim of the tube.
7. Extend a long curved line from one side of the tube. Double it back upon itself, noting how the curve is shifted to one side. This will become the stick of lipstick itself.
8. Draw a "C" shaped line near the tip of the lipstick. This outlines the flat surface that is applied to the lips.
9. Add dimension to the drawing. Draw a curved line down one side of the lipstick, and straight lines down the side of the tube.
Color your cartoon lipstick. Pink, red, purple, tan - what is your perfect shade?
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica , the cross is "the principal symbol of the Christian religion." Millions of people wear a cross on a necklace or employ the cross in body art or to decorate their homes, vehicles, or clothing.
The cross as a symbol has a long history spanning numerous non-Christian religions. Simple X or + marks are found in prehistoric cave drawings. In ancient Egypt, the cross-like ankh or crux ansata - translated "cross with a handle - was often depicted in the hand of the pharaoh or of various deities. It was used both as a fertility symbol and to represent life. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words also notes that the cross or t was used as a symbol for the Chaldean god Tammuz.
For 300 years after the founding of Christianity, there is no historical evidence of the use of this symbol in worship. It came into popularity when promoted by Roman Emperor Constantine, between 306 and 337 A.D. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the cross was used as a religious symbol. The design, for example, adorned the shields of knights and crusaders. The cross also appears in much of the religious artwork from the sixth century onward, appearing in paintings, on the cover and pages of religious texts, and in architecture, especially of churches.
Would you like to draw your own cross? The stylized cross in this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial features a rose wound about it.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. Note that in each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. At times, you will need to erase lines in order to complete the step. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.