Synonymous with strength and bold beauty, we're not the first generation to align female empowerment with a slick of red lipstick.
From the Suffragettes in 1912 to war wives through the 1940s, the statement look has long been a symbol of a willingness to fight. An essential chink in the armour of powerful women everywhere.
So while Beyoncé and Gwen Stefani might be doing their bit to keep the timeless look alive, they're far from the first to make a loud lip their signature.
Historian and author Madeleine Marsh, who quite enviably specialises in makeup, has become the go-to guru for beauty pros and experts the country over. Quite the job eh?
So get excited as she gives us an intriguing intro to the history of the red lipstick...
Madeleine's book The History of Compacts and Cosmetics: From the Victorian Times to the Present Day is available on Amazon now, while the best of the best in today's red lipsticks are all here for you to feast your eyes upon!
What do you think? In love with the red lip even more?
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