The surprising history of the bold red lip

Witchcraft, sex symbols, the kiss of death, and more

Stars Insider

16/11/19 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE History

Red lipstick is without a doubt one of the most iconic looks in makeup. From Marilyn Monroe's famous ruby pout to Kylie Jenner's beauty market takeover, making a bold statement with lip color is a fashion trend rooted in history. But it hasn't always been sex appeal and good looks.

The history of red lipstick is a complex tale of power, rebellion, and tragedy. The simple act we take for granted today was once wildly offensive and even punishable by death. Based on information from In The Know, check out the timeline of the bold red lip.

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