Read My Lips: A Cultural History of Lipstick
Freud dug it; Marilyn wouldn't leave home without it. For a device of such small stature, lipstick has inspired great feats. Read My Lips records them all-from Cleopatra, who enhanced her hue with henna, to Paloma Picasso, who donned her trademark red at the age of three. More than lip service, these colourfully illustrated pages include lipstick lore, art, literature, and photography, as well as memorable Hollywood moments and an inside take on the history, business, and psychology of painted lips. Chanel to Urban Decay, lipstick has left its mark as a girl's best friend. Part owner's manual, part cultural history, Read My Lips is a slick celebration of lipstick's many traces.
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