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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Comments • 7 106

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  Year ago +7551

    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

    • TheArtist InYou
      TheArtist InYou 6 days ago

      You should do the history of eyeshadows

    • Kirsten Swaddles
      Kirsten Swaddles 2 months ago


    • megan wood
      megan wood 3 months ago

      Safiya Nygaard I love ur vids saf ur amazing and ur vids and so fun and informative and fun to watch 😍 I’d love u as a friend 💕

    • Sushi Cat Sindel
      Sushi Cat Sindel 3 months ago +1

      I think you meant to say Glossy Taco, and you forgot to wear a holo lipstick.

  • Vintage Colored Aesthetics

    Marie Doro at 6:51

  • Lauren O
    Lauren O 8 days ago

    Do a history of piercings!

  • TropicalPlaties2017
    TropicalPlaties2017 9 days ago

    Why is it that I will watch this video, Learning random information that I care nothing about, but I can’t bring myself to search and watch things that I actually want to learn about... I think it’s just sof...

  • Júlia Schoen
    Júlia Schoen 13 days ago

    Here in Brazil we call this Annato: Urucum. They grow on really tall bushes. I used to paint pictures and my body with it (just like brazil's indians did).

  • Alpha Wolf Doggo
    Alpha Wolf Doggo 15 days ago

    Me: *puts on lipstick*
    19 century: " what the hell? you fucking slut'

  • Sideshow Kaz’ Stuff
    Sideshow Kaz’ Stuff 16 days ago

    Matt liquid lipsticks are a life saver. Nothing sticks to them like gloss and they come in a gloss bottle so no lid to just slip off when I don’t want it to.

  • Riley help me
    Riley help me 20 days ago

    Your brows are looking so good in this vid xxx

  • Taekook ShitDow!
    Taekook ShitDow! 21 day ago

    This is what schools should teach up

  • Charlie Buckley
    Charlie Buckley 21 day ago

    when you said carmine i thought of Carmen Sandiago
    Carmen sounds like carmine
    Sandiago the first four letters spell SAND like the tinted sand
    her coat color is called scarlet which is a type of red just like carmine
    so thief or makeup
    but that's just a theory a makeup theory thanks for reading

  • Oof Bean
    Oof Bean 22 days ago

    6:05 wOw chInAs Art skIllz thOUgh

  • Oof Bean
    Oof Bean 22 days ago

    6:02 wOw chInAs Art skIllz thOUgh

  • Jess Chrz
    Jess Chrz 22 days ago

    That push up lipstick tube with the mirror is genius.

  • גל צופר
    גל צופר 24 days ago

    Am I the only one who noticed the lipstick color changes from sentence to sentence?

  • Sequoia Koski
    Sequoia Koski 25 days ago

    For some reason i watch this every day

  • My journey with Crohns Disease

    2019 anyone??

  • Carleigh
    Carleigh 27 days ago

    I'm totally digging these history of videos!!

  • Beth A.
    Beth A. 28 days ago're like the internet...wheres your script??

  • Amanda Mitrani
    Amanda Mitrani 28 days ago

    I loved this video 🥰🥰 I find safs voice interesting yet not distracting which makes it like the perfect podcasty type of thing I listen to at work lol pretty concise, definitely did her research and put work into boiling it down!

  • Rose Renee
    Rose Renee 29 days ago

    You should do one on hair color/dye. It has a very unique history like the lipstick.

  • Lisa  Jones
    Lisa Jones 29 days ago

    Safiya: ever since we figured at we can paint we started to paint our selfs
    Me: does that count as pen and marker or no cuz I do that a lot

  • Alaina Hamilton
    Alaina Hamilton 29 days ago

    I am way late to the Safiya game but I love these history videos!!! More more more!! I actually love all the videos!

  • stormy griffon
    stormy griffon 29 days ago

    those bugs are in red dyed candy aswell

  • baily de los santos
    baily de los santos 29 days ago

    13:10 glassy taco

  • Jerry Hesch
    Jerry Hesch 29 days ago

    15:14 proves that Rihanna always takes amazing pictures

    • Jerry Hesch
      Jerry Hesch 29 days ago

      actually, it's 13:04, I looked at the wrong time

  • R Alexandra
    R Alexandra Month ago

    I really enjoy these “history of” videos... would love to see more!

  • Teresa McNutt
    Teresa McNutt Month ago

    I loved that Revlon Raisin Rage in the 1990's!

  • marshmallow madness

    1:08 the first momo

  • Emi Shelher
    Emi Shelher Month ago

    omg one of the "roman women" you put up was sappho.... i have mixed feelings bc i love her but also she's greek

  • Laura Walker
    Laura Walker Month ago

    1:08 yup it is evil to evil ←_←

  • Hi Im here
    Hi Im here Month ago

    When you're teacher starts talking about lipstick


  • ZainIsHere
    ZainIsHere Month ago


  • beepbeep_reetreet wow

    The mini makeup kit should still exist

  • Loki Studios
    Loki Studios Month ago

    a glossy top coat... don’t you mean a glossy TACO
    *simplynailogical intensifies*

  • Elizabeth Lima
    Elizabeth Lima Month ago

    You mean glossy taco

  • Wala Abdelhalim
    Wala Abdelhalim Month ago

    “Rouge” is very similar to the Arabic translation of lipstick روج (pronounced as roj)

  • Shelley Thompson
    Shelley Thompson Month ago

    Why did you eat a cricket?

  • Tomboy 7492
    Tomboy 7492 Month ago

    you kind of look like the youtuber SuperRaeDizzel

  • Times I've lost it
    Times I've lost it Month ago

    2:05 "Roman women" *shows a pic of Sappho* =)))))

  • RheRheSmily
    RheRheSmily Month ago


  • NeRethil Wolfsson
    NeRethil Wolfsson Month ago

    12:50 They marketed a lip plumper called Lip Venom and got away with it? Genious x)

  • NeRethil Wolfsson
    NeRethil Wolfsson Month ago

    2:23 Oh dear, Saf has joined a witch coven

  • ablurida
    ablurida Month ago

    If you guys enjoyed his video, research History of makeup by Aly Art here on TheXvid. She's awesome too and I don't get why she doesn't have more views!!!!!

  • Chuck March
    Chuck March Month ago

    It's Rachel Pheobe and Monika! From friends! I don't know the actor's names lol

  • Nancy Caciola
    Nancy Caciola Month ago

    I LOVE RITUEL DE FILLE! It was a surprise to see the founders featured here ~ their makeup is my favorite!

  • Charlotte Pomerantz
    Charlotte Pomerantz Month ago +3

    Fun fact in the forties lipstick was considered patriotic because hitler hated lipstick

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  • Suzette1122
    Suzette1122 Month ago

    Please do more history videos ! I love these

  • Thea Nordlund
    Thea Nordlund Month ago +1

    if I was a history teacher I would show your videos in class

  • mariakai
    mariakai Month ago +1

    I LOVE the history of makeup 🤩🤩🤩

  • Sun Jara
    Sun Jara Month ago

    2:14 *_Ants????_* They're so tiny, though!

  • NinjaCat²
    NinjaCat² Month ago

    If only lipstick was still 10 cents.....

  • Amy Lynn Hunt
    Amy Lynn Hunt Month ago

    I'm here for Carole Lombard. And ok, lipstick. :0)

  • C
    C Month ago


  • Raven Vargas
    Raven Vargas Month ago

    Love this

  • Reelika Kivirand
    Reelika Kivirand Month ago

    Eyeshadow next pls ♡

  • Sara Rhodes
    Sara Rhodes Month ago

    I got to reading about Grace Kelly for some reason, the way she died was tragic, she was driving and had a stroke, crashed and died a day before her 53rd birthday. Rip a legend,,, like she landed the prince of Monaco

  • Betsa Be
    Betsa Be Month ago

    I love lipstick but I HATE how it feels on the lips so I never use it :(

  • Rosie Muffins
    Rosie Muffins Month ago +1

    Were you a history major in college by any chance? you're clearly awesome at it!

  • Rosie Muffins
    Rosie Muffins Month ago

    More fashion history please!!

  • Sharon Hayes
    Sharon Hayes 2 months ago

    That was cool

  • Nevena Savic
    Nevena Savic 2 months ago

    Glossy taco, you mean. Right?!😄

  • J. Ahuja
    J. Ahuja 2 months ago

    Please do more videos like this. Luv ya. 🖤💜

  • Lauren Fisher
    Lauren Fisher 2 months ago

    cool video! love the new Revlon matte liquid lipsticks. They have known what they are doing for a while it seems

  • Kalentine
    Kalentine 2 months ago

    I'd also like to share that in the forties, Hitler reportedly hated lipstick and that's why it was considered a patriotic duty to wear lipstick in America

  • Eve Wilson
    Eve Wilson 2 months ago

    i just realized one of the backround songs in the video (6:33 - 7:10) is "Its a long way to tipperary, which is one of my favorite songs!

  • Muskan Kumari
    Muskan Kumari 2 months ago

    very nice video.😊

  • 지민모치
    지민모치 2 months ago

    “I am a lipstick hoarder” ME TOO!!!

  • serenity a
    serenity a 2 months ago

    1 million back street boy fans could be moms but that's not so bad the 80s were crazy Charlie I could be your dad

  • Shanzeh Nawab
    Shanzeh Nawab 2 months ago

    This was so informative. I wish Saf would do more of these but I guess educative pieces like these didn’t get much attention from her subscribers

  • CottonCandyunicorns99
    CottonCandyunicorns99 2 months ago +1

    Can you do history of eyeliner? ♥

  • Jessie bee
    Jessie bee 2 months ago

    Love me some audible lol ive probably soent more time listening to books than reading and thats weird for me..i dont wear lipstick but love the history. Just think it makes me look like a clown lol

  • Danette Wilson
    Danette Wilson 2 months ago

    This is so 100% random but when you mention the bug being imported from Mesopotamia to be used as lip color because of it's pigment, it reminded me of that shot of Ursula in the Little Mermaid when she's trying to convince Ariel and she squeezes what looks like a bug and puts it on her lips. Lol!

  • Agust D-amn you all
    Agust D-amn you all 2 months ago

    You should try to gather a bunch of antique makeup, swatch the make up and maybe re-create the shades? I don¨t know if it's a good idea to wear it as is ahah;

  • John P.
    John P. 2 months ago

    6:20 *_ger-LAHN!_*

  • Lauren Fabris
    Lauren Fabris 2 months ago

    Stopped paying attention at the end and then when she said my name it freaked me out

  • Leena Dey
    Leena Dey 2 months ago

    13:12 it's a glossy taco!

  • Donald White
    Donald White 3 months ago

    Wow I just got a history lesson!

  • Kate Eaton
    Kate Eaton 3 months ago +1

    I heard that Egyptian prostitutes started wearing lipstick to advertise oral services 😂😮

  • TheMarine2214
    TheMarine2214 3 months ago

    Wears old makeup that maybe full of lead and says "I hope I dont get lead posioning."

  • MelinaLovesCats 123
    MelinaLovesCats 123 3 months ago

    8:15 song?

  • Haus of Gemini
    Haus of Gemini 3 months ago

    This is a brilliant video by someone who isn't a make-up artist. Everyone should also read Lisa Eldrige's book about the history of make-up xx

  • cherry pop
    cherry pop 3 months ago

    bright red was also big in the 90s. i wouldn't really refer to it as rosey.

    • cherry pop
      cherry pop 3 months ago

      red, burgundy, wine and to a lesser extent cranberry.

  • MicMeow :3
    MicMeow :3 3 months ago

    I like how many times her lipstick changes in the video

  • Genevieve Trevitt
    Genevieve Trevitt 3 months ago

    Yo ! This should become a series with like eyeshadow or highlighter bcc u love a good highlight this vid is great 👍🏻

  • Demitrival
    Demitrival 3 months ago

    Safiya how are you able to structure your informations in this video. I wish I was able to English lol

  • lily hoffmaster
    lily hoffmaster 3 months ago

    she wore 20 lipsticks

  • lily hoffmaster
    lily hoffmaster 3 months ago

    am i the only one that noticed every time there was a ding she wore another lipstick so far shes worn ten

  • Darby Mason
    Darby Mason 3 months ago

    2:05 saf... I love you. That's a Greek poet. That's Sappho.

  • Panicking Jess
    Panicking Jess 3 months ago +2

    Idk if I already commented this but you should do you next one on bras and panties, or if you wanna stay with make talk about eyeshadow, or blush, or mascara, I think bronzer contour and highlighting are too new for history

  • Lewky Charmes
    Lewky Charmes 3 months ago

    Wow it took me until 12 min in to realize that the *ding* I was hearing was a lipstick change by you. Also I would like to know what Tylers favorite lipstick color is.

  • emily flanagan
    emily flanagan 3 months ago

    At 6:57 I’m proud to be Irish if your confused it’s the song

  • Sailor Sparkle
    Sailor Sparkle 3 months ago

    At least I have something I can think about during my history test.

  • Tina
    Tina 3 months ago

    My mother had a push-up lipstick in the ‘60s. I think it was vintage then, and she kept it on a pretty vintage display rather than wearing it.

  • Tina
    Tina 3 months ago

    Safiya, love your videos. You just NOW realized that you are a lipstick hoarder?

  • Hanging with Hayden
    Hanging with Hayden 3 months ago


  • Megan LOPEZ
    Megan LOPEZ 3 months ago +1

    Me staring at my Starbucks strawberry Frappuccino

  • Gab Dacuan
    Gab Dacuan 3 months ago

    Atsuete lang yan ih :c

  • Courtney Osborn
    Courtney Osborn 3 months ago +3

    I would love some more “History of” videos in 2019, please! These are awesome!