ca. 1559 Queen Elizabeth I, who believed lipstick had health benefits, wore it with the white makeup she used to conceal facial scars
1783 French Queen Marie Antoinette was 28 when she sat for this portrait by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
19th century Carefully colored red lips were an essential aspect of a Japanese geisha's appearance
ca. 1929 Flappers adopted the defiant look popularized earlier by Gibson Girls and suffragettes
1950s The bright hues favored by movie stars like Ava Gardner, above, and Marilyn Monroe sparked a fashion trend
1960s Yves Saint Laurent made crimson an integral part of his signature look in...