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Introduction of  Lipstick

     The history of lipstick dates back to the ancient Egyptians. History tells us that ancient Egyptians used henna to paint their lips. Meg Cohen Raggas and Caren Kozlowski tell us in their book, Read my Lips: A Cultural History of  Lipstick, that a reddish purple mercuric plant dye called fucus-algin,0.01% iodine, and some bromine mannite were used for lip rouge. That really wasn't smart of the ancient Egyptians because that mixture of chemical was potentially poisonous, talk about ''the kiss of death.'' Though no confident Egyptian would leave home without it, there were places makeup wasn't accepted. According to Ragas and Kozlowski, Thomas Hall, an English pastor led a movement against women painting their faces. He said it was the ''devil's work.''