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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    Written In Blood
    via Rituel de Fille
    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 • 6 894

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  Year ago +7619

    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

    • baby mouse
      baby mouse 17 days ago

      Lol a lady like video throwback

    • TheArtist InYou
      TheArtist InYou 2 months ago

      You should do the history of eyeshadows

    • Kirsten Swaddles
      Kirsten Swaddles 4 months ago


    • megan wood
      megan wood 5 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 💕

  • Emily H
    Emily H 3 hours ago

    Color changing lipstick isn't new. Ranger is color change going from orange to pink you can still buy it on the Vermont country store website to btw

  • Theresa C
    Theresa C 2 days ago

    13:11 glossy taco. Make cristine proud. Taco.

  • Chloe Detterbeck
    Chloe Detterbeck 4 days ago


  • MissCaraMint
    MissCaraMint 9 days ago

    Wait did you blur cleopatras boobs? Is that an algorithm thing? We have gone too far when we must blur artwork like this.

  • Faith Gopaulsingh
    Faith Gopaulsingh 11 days ago

    Older makeup cases are smarter and more convenient then the ones today

  • Megan Mart-Kirven
    Megan Mart-Kirven 11 days ago +1

    My science teacher always wears teal eyeliner, subtle black eyeshadow, and light pink lipstick
    Always I’ve never seen her without it

  • Catherine Morrison
    Catherine Morrison 12 days ago

    The book you show with the Cleopatra shaped tube is Facepaint by Lisa Eldridge x

  • Barbara Dixon
    Barbara Dixon 13 days ago

    Excellent and informative vidoe! Love it!

  • Frosty Art
    Frosty Art 13 days ago

    I pay attention to your videos mainly because you move your arms so much, thanks for helping me finish a school project!

  • Eunice Dianne Lardizabal

    That packaging with mirror looks really cool! I wish they make a come back..

  • Patricia Ronczy
    Patricia Ronczy 15 days ago

    I love your history videos, Safiya! Always a nice concise overview but clearly well-researched.

  • TheArtist InYou
    TheArtist InYou 17 days ago

    Do the history of eyeshadows plz

  • Morgan LaRue
    Morgan LaRue 18 days ago

    Where did you get the 20's lipstick tube?

  • Michelle Flores
    Michelle Flores 18 days ago

    Why was this under the Eyeshadow section?

  • Noah Small
    Noah Small 19 days ago

    Lemme correct safiya fron around 13:00 glossy TACO*

  • Akari Hernandez
    Akari Hernandez 21 day ago

    I've been safiya-d into learning

  • The potato destroyer girl

    U should do a history of eyeshadow

  • Sun :3
    Sun :3 Month ago

    I’d be interested in brows, nail polish and shoe trends along the years!

  • Sun :3
    Sun :3 Month ago

    That girl looks like one of the Olsen twins...

  • P. M.
    P. M. Month ago

    Did you notice that her lip color changes throughout the video?

  • Chocibunny
    Chocibunny Month ago

    Loved the History lesson

  • Sallie Ryder
    Sallie Ryder Month ago

    I really enjoyed watching this video and learning so much about my FAVORITE Beauty product! At last count I have over 400 lipsticks and just purchased 20 more this weekend! I have every brand possibly made at every price point. I think I have a problem I just can’t get enough!! Thank you for educating me on my Love lipstick!!❤️❤️😍😍😍

  • Bicth
    Bicth Month ago

    for the record, kabuki was a little scandalous especially in it's beginnings, but geisha were never scandalized. I would say it held less "scandalous" connotations and more like an ornamental performer type of vibe for Edo Japan

  • Mudasser Kamal
    Mudasser Kamal Month ago

    What lipstick is she wearing at the start!!!

  • Nonspecific
    Nonspecific Month ago

    Rad Abbachio cosplay

  • SuppSamanthaa
    SuppSamanthaa Month ago

    You pronounce cochineal like KOH-chi-neel.

  • Juliette Roberts
    Juliette Roberts Month ago

    funny how the future will eventually learn about us, the past

  • Lara Kuntschik
    Lara Kuntschik Month ago

    Love the vid nid mor histori of buty prodocts

  • Suzanna
    Suzanna Month ago

    This was super cool and interesting!

  • Katie Newton
    Katie Newton Month ago +1

    If u don’t like expired makeup look away

  • Ella's Club
    Ella's Club Month ago

    Does anybody else just like a comment because let's say it's at 799 likes and I want it to be even. Okay.... Yup just me

  • Zanax
    Zanax Month ago +1

    Educational *clap* *clap*

  • Vintage Colored Aesthetics

    Marie Doro at 6:51

  • Lauren O
    Lauren O 2 months ago

    Do a history of piercings!

  • TropicalPlaties2017
    TropicalPlaties2017 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Sideshow Kaz’ Stuff
    Sideshow Kaz’ Stuff 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Your brows are looking so good in this vid xxx

  • Taekook ShitDow!
    Taekook ShitDow! 2 months ago

    This is what schools should teach up

  • Charlie Buckley
    Charlie Buckley 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago

    6:05 wOw chInAs Art skIllz thOUgh

  • Oof Bean
    Oof Bean 2 months ago

    6:02 wOw chInAs Art skIllz thOUgh

  • Jess Chrz
    Jess Chrz 2 months ago

    That push up lipstick tube with the mirror is genius.

  • גל צופר
    גל צופר 2 months ago

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

  • Lucifer is me
    Lucifer is me 2 months ago

    For some reason i watch this every day

  • My journey with Crohns Disease

    2019 anyone??

  • Carleigh
    Carleigh 2 months ago

    I'm totally digging these history of videos!!

  • Beti A.
    Beti A. 2 months ago're like the internet...wheres your script??

  • Amanda Mitrani
    Amanda Mitrani 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Lisa  Jones
    Lisa Jones 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • baily de los santos
    baily de los santos 2 months ago

    13:10 glassy taco

  • Jerry Hesch
    Jerry Hesch 2 months ago

    15:14 proves that Rihanna always takes amazing pictures

    • Jerry Hesch
      Jerry Hesch 2 months ago

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

  • R Alexandra
    R Alexandra 2 months ago

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

  • Teresa McNutt
    Teresa McNutt 2 months ago

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

  • wompwompwomp
    wompwompwomp 2 months ago

    1:08 the first momo

  • Emi Shelher
    Emi Shelher 2 months 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 2 months ago

    1:08 yup it is evil to evil ←_←

  • Hi Im here
    Hi Im here 2 months ago

    When you're teacher starts talking about lipstick


  • ZainIsHere
    ZainIsHere 2 months ago


  • beepbeep_reetreet wow
    beepbeep_reetreet wow 2 months ago

    The mini makeup kit should still exist

  • Loki Studios
    Loki Studios 2 months ago

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

  • Elizabeth Lima
    Elizabeth Lima 2 months ago

    You mean glossy taco

  • Wala Abdelhalim
    Wala Abdelhalim 2 months ago

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

  • Shelley Thompson
    Shelley Thompson 2 months ago

    Why did you eat a cricket?

  • Tomboy 7294
    Tomboy 7294 2 months ago

    you kind of look like the youtuber SuperRaeDizzel

  • Times I've lost it
    Times I've lost it 3 months ago

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

  • RheRheSmily
    RheRheSmily 3 months ago


  • NeRethil Wolfsson
    NeRethil Wolfsson 3 months ago

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

  • NeRethil Wolfsson
    NeRethil Wolfsson 3 months ago

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

  • ablurida
    ablurida 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Nancy Caciola
    Nancy Caciola 3 months 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 3 months ago +3

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

  • Suzette1122
    Suzette1122 3 months ago

    Please do more history videos ! I love these

  • Thea Nordlund
    Thea Nordlund 3 months ago +1

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

  • mariakai
    mariakai 3 months ago +1

    I LOVE the history of makeup 🤩🤩🤩

  • Sun Jara
    Sun Jara 3 months ago

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

  • NinjaCat²
    NinjaCat² 3 months ago

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

  • Amy Lynn Hunt
    Amy Lynn Hunt 3 months ago

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

  • C
    C 3 months ago


  • Raven Vargas
    Raven Vargas 3 months ago

    Love this

  • Reelika Kivirand
    Reelika Kivirand 3 months ago

    Eyeshadow next pls ♡

  • Sara
    Sara 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Rosie Muffins
    Rosie Muffins 3 months ago +1

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

  • Rosie Muffins
    Rosie Muffins 3 months ago

    More fashion history please!!

  • Sharon Hayes
    Sharon Hayes 3 months ago

    That was cool

  • Nevena Savic
    Nevena Savic 3 months ago

    Glossy taco, you mean. Right?!😄

  • J. Ahuja
    J. Ahuja 3 months ago

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

  • Lauren Fisher
    Lauren Fisher 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

    very nice video.😊

  • Zoe H.
    Zoe H. 4 months ago

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

  • serenity atkinson
    serenity atkinson 4 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 4 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