The History of Lipstick

  • Published on Jul 28, 2017
  • Lipstick: protection against evil spirits or paint for ladies of the night? I take a dive into the history of lipsticks and see how this makeup has evolved over the last few thousand years! And thank you so much to Audible for sponsoring this video! Get a free 30-day trial & first book free today by signing up at .
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    Noir Red
    Besame Red
    Victory Red
    Wild Orchid
    Portrait Pink
    Chocolate Kiss
    via Besame Cosmetics
    Other lipsticks via Bite Beauty, Too Faced, and Kylie Cosmetics
    Mind The Gap
    Swede Potatoes
    Bing Bang Bong
    In The Parlour
    Tipperary Cheerful
    Why Do You Do
    Swing Swing Swing
    Music Hall
    Very Naughty Boy
    Tea And Cakes
    Snap Your Cap
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Comments • 7 017

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  2 years ago +7857

    HELLO MY BBs! I'm so sorry for the late night upload, I hope you guys enjoy this strange deep dive into the history of lipsticks! Who got a notif for this video? Love, Saf

    • Amolpreet Kaur
      Amolpreet Kaur Month ago

      Please make more such history of makeup videos..lovethem

    • Mollie Hagins
      Mollie Hagins 2 months ago

      Safiya Nygaard the phone woke me up and I couldn’t fall back asleep

    • Ella Hartin
      Ella Hartin 3 months ago

      Wow I learned alot haha. My next project at school will be on this 😅

    • Sienna Smith
      Sienna Smith 3 months ago

      Safiya Nygaard hi

    • baby mouse
      baby mouse 4 months ago

      Lol a lady like video throwback

  • Christobal Anaya

    7:01 me when I'm about to fall asleep then I remember I had homework

  • Nina
    Nina Day ago

    Saf: I did a “little” research
    Also Saf: *shows whole damn research and 99% of our knowledge of topic*
    Me:u did the whole god damn research about the whole god damn history of lipstick,tch

  • Nicole Salinas
    Nicole Salinas Day ago

    Am I the only one thinking the 90s has the best fashion and make up look?

  • DizzySomething
    DizzySomething 3 days ago

    13:11 do you mean... glossy taco? Dammit Cristine, you ruined my life :D

  • Moana of Motunui
    Moana of Motunui 3 days ago

    Queen Elizabeth: wears inch of lipstick
    A few centuries later: “today I’m putting on 100 layers of lipstick”

  • PsychoKitty사랑
    PsychoKitty사랑 4 days ago

    We need more videos like this, I love listening to you talk.

  • William Schmid
    William Schmid 5 days ago

    Watch this video and you'll see where mica comes from, don't watch if you are sensitive!! "The Ugly Face of Beauty: Is Child Labour the Foundation for your Makeup?"

  • Franny worldxo
    Franny worldxo 5 days ago +1

    Every time your lipstick changes in this video like if you saw it 😆😊😅

    Also is anyone watching this in 2019 ( October 😅)

  • Dripp
    Dripp 7 days ago

    I... Just got a notification.

  • fantamas06
    fantamas06 7 days ago

    the very red is good on you! not the pink one, or black one! I thought you are iranian or Armenian, but you are the mix.. and more alike Indian... nice...

  • Elizabeth Hurtz
    Elizabeth Hurtz 8 days ago

    Low-key wanting that lipstick tube with the mirror

  • Rose Leven
    Rose Leven 9 days ago

    Is everyone going to ignore how at 9:39 there is a drawn photo of a woman slapping Hitler?

  • Emily McAdam
    Emily McAdam 9 days ago +1


  • Emily Lovell
    Emily Lovell 9 days ago

    Excuse me??? Is this really I Safiya Nygaard video I haven’t seen even once, let alone 4 times???????

  • Alex Walker
    Alex Walker 9 days ago

    Carmine is also the base of the red dye used in smarties (Canadian smarties similar to m&m’s) and used in a lot of “natural colours” food dyes

  • Ellie Wilson
    Ellie Wilson 9 days ago

    I counted 16 or 17 changes of lipstick during this video!! lol

  • Lady_Zelda
    Lady_Zelda 10 days ago

    I remember wearing lip venom in middle school... now I want some lol

  • Monse Esparza
    Monse Esparza 10 days ago


  • Quinn Templeman
    Quinn Templeman 12 days ago

    glossy topcoat.....CRISTINE!?

  • Judea Hall
    Judea Hall 13 days ago

    Christine (simplynailogical):glossy top coat!?,What is that,I no about a glossy toco but safiya you crazy

  • Dana Doozer
    Dana Doozer 13 days ago

    I own over 300 lipsticks..for real.

  • Melissa Galina
    Melissa Galina 13 days ago

    Thank you for the video we appreciate your research can’t wait to see the next ones

  • Akihito204
    Akihito204 13 days ago

    I love how her lipstick just changes every few frames

  • Maddie McClure
    Maddie McClure 15 days ago

    Where do they get their mica from I watched this video of Children mining it form dangerous mines India. And some even died

  • fluff cat
    fluff cat 16 days ago +2

    Fun fact! Women would actually wear bright red lipstick during the war because Hitler hated it and thought it was scandalous and overly bold.

  • AnNa _MaC
    AnNa _MaC 18 days ago +1

    the amount of times i’ve watched this video...

    I nEEd MoRe

  • WaitingxInxSilence
    WaitingxInxSilence 18 days ago

    Seeing the the three of you in your matching black outfits is giving me serious witchy vibes.

  • atara
    atara 20 days ago

    8:03 I'm sorry 10 CENT A TUBE??!!?!

  • atara
    atara 20 days ago

    Thank you Safiya! This video was a big help to my school project about ancient roman make up and fashion. You are wonderful.

  • Butt Banana
    Butt Banana 23 days ago

    Saf! Please make more of this kind of video, i really enjoy it!! 🤗🤗🤗

  • Fear Kitten
    Fear Kitten 25 days ago

    I love how you changed up your lip wear depending on the trend of the times you were talking on. Such a fun glance at the history of lipstick!

  • Lainie Nicole Brubaker

    Please make a series on history of all the things!

  • Raychel D
    Raychel D 28 days ago


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    SBigSav07 xox 29 days ago


  • Bryn Diesel
    Bryn Diesel Month ago +1

    “Petrified” lipstick 😂😂😂💚

  • Amolpreet Kaur
    Amolpreet Kaur Month ago


  • Aleshi Group
    Aleshi Group Month ago

    I loved this video.

  • Enzo Savino
    Enzo Savino Month ago

    I don’t really think you should be putting on old lipstick it has lead

  • Kynne
    Kynne Month ago

    Who thought safiya said karma

  • eiaboca1
    eiaboca1 Month ago

    I absolutely love this upload! Do more histories/longer narratives, please!

  • I Choked On Spaghetti Benton

    12:29 ** clap clap clap clap **

  • Lea De León
    Lea De León Month ago

    Omg I would LOVE if lipsticks were still 10¢a tube

  • AuliaSekar
    AuliaSekar Month ago

    I love how she changes her lipstick color on her lips throughout the video!

  • Aunt May
    Aunt May Month ago

    lipstory. why is the title not lipstory

  • Carina Metschar
    Carina Metschar Month ago

    I'm sorry, did you say Top coat? Cristin is probably disappointed 😂😂💕💕

  • Natalie 82
    Natalie 82 Month ago +1

    Super fun! I love make-up history. Anyone Interested should check out Lisa Eldridge, she's a make-up artist with a fascinating collection of vintage make-up who commonly gives alot of facts and interesting tidbits about her collection, I thoroughly enjoy her channel.

  • GamerGirl5688
    GamerGirl5688 Month ago

    And where did u get the makeup case from too

  • GamerGirl5688
    GamerGirl5688 Month ago

    Where did u get the lipstick tube from 1800-1900

  • Bec Anders
    Bec Anders Month ago

    Safiya!! Love your videos! You should really do some more on the history of fashion and makeup!! They're so interesting!!

  • Hannah한나
    Hannah한나 Month ago +1

    13:11 glossy taco not top coat we all know that lol jk

  • All of the Above
    All of the Above 2 months ago +1

    How many different lipsticks did Saf wear in this video?

  • Jennifer ro
    Jennifer ro 2 months ago +1

    Mica = child labour . .... Well in most cases

    • Jennifer ro
      Jennifer ro 2 months ago

      No hate

    • Jennifer ro
      Jennifer ro 2 months ago

      For more info search on TheXvid ' Refinery 29 mica ' . Not promo .

  • Akari Hernandez
    Akari Hernandez 2 months ago

    Who else heard Cristine's voice when she said glossy top coat?

  • Lily Lollipop
    Lily Lollipop 2 months ago

    I'm so glad you made this video bc I was able to use it for my school project 😁

  • Iridescent Aurora
    Iridescent Aurora 2 months ago

    In the 19th century, many society ladies actually did wear makeup, they just applied it in a way to where it wouldn’t be obvious that they’re wearing makeup (sheer lip tint, a little bit of kohl on the lash line and eyebrows, subtle rouge, etc.). Also, they would most often purchase their makeup on the down-low. I believe there were pharmacies that also sold makeup, but ladies would have to essentially knock on the back door in order to purchase said makeup.

  • Saint Billie eilish
    Saint Billie eilish 2 months ago +1

    I LOVE you hApy lift 4 yo! 4 yo 4 yo! 😂😂😂😀😊😇😇😈looooooveeeee3

  • Nora Lineberger
    Nora Lineberger 2 months ago

    3:11 gLoSsY tAcO

  • hello its Me!!
    hello its Me!! 2 months ago

    13:11 Cristine im looking at you

  • Shannon Velazquez
    Shannon Velazquez 2 months ago +1

    Am i the only one who noticed that she changed lipstick colors throughout the video like if you did too