A second question could also be asked. Men, does your wife or girlfriend wear lipstick and makeup?
At one time, respectable women never wore makeup of any sort. During that time period, women who wore makeup were often believed to be employed in the oldest profession. I shouldn’t need to explain what profession that is.
However, women as a whole have always been enchanted by jewelry of various sorts. (To be fair, some men also love jewelry.) The biggest problem is that jewelry was and is quite expensive. For example, women loved the way pearls seemed to glow from the inside out, but frequently only the opulently wealthy could afford them.
Then it was discovered that if fish scales were attached to a regular bead in many layers, an artificial pearl could be created. The scales are irregular flat surfaces. As light hits them, it reflects and refracts, with some of the light passing to the next layer of scales and so on. The result is that the artificial pearl appears to glow from the inside out. The function isn’t greatly different for real pearls.
It didn’t take long for someone to figure out that the same technique could be applied to lipstick. Lipstick softens, protects, and colors the lips, but with the addition of fish scales, it becomes brighter, as if it is lit from within.
As a result, although color fads and types of lipstick come and go, fish scales have been used for a very long time in the manufacture of lipstick and this continues to be true to this day. Girls, if you wear lipstick, you are applying part of a fish when you put it on. Men, if you kiss a woman on the lips who is wearing lipstick, you are basically kissing a fish.
Women: Do you ever wear lipstick? Men: Does your wife or girlfriend wear lipstick?
Did you know that lipstick contains fish scales?
I don’t typically wear it. Once my husband asked why and I replied “Because you don’t!”
That is a cleaver comeback!
…clever, even…my fingers sometimes move faster than my brain.
My wife only use lipstick and makeup when she attends a formal occasion like weddings.
I can understand it when it is something formal.
I stopped wearing makeup the day I moved to Riga, Latvia and have never worn any again. Now when I go out all I put on is some lipstick and a bit of perfume.
Good for you! My wife almost never wears makeup or lipstick. That is fine with me as I prefer natural beauty.
I’ve always known lipsticks contain fish scale and it doesn’t bother me in the least!
Also, since red is my favourite colour I wear it, although occasionally (mostly for dressy affairs).
It is good that you are comfortable with it. Many American women would be squeamish to find out that they are putting fish scales on their lips.
I’m not a fan of red lipstick on my lips. But if it looks good on them fine. My late mother always wore red lipstick. It was the only color she wore. She never experimented.
Did she ever know that there were fish scales in it? Or do you know?