The lipstick has origins that date back to more than 5000 years ago when, in Mesopotamia, they were applied on the lips embellished with jewels. In Egypt, Queen Cleopatra, for example, used a lipstick made from animal pigments. In the sixteenth century it began to become more common as an "ornament" of the face. In more recent history, roughly during the Second World War, lipstick became famous also thanks to the widespread use in the film industry. The lipstick, usually applied
exclusively by women, is close to the world of theater, entertainment and any situation where the contour and appearance is important: today it is a must for many women, representing an essential element of their make-up .