National Lipstick Day is celebrated on July 29 this year and it’s better than Christmas in July. The holiday has grown in popularity as more brands offer freebies and deals to help celebrate. The annual celebration honors one of the beauty industry’s oldest and most beloved cosmetic products. Here’s everything you need to know about lipstick and the special day — including where to score free products.
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In 2017, M.A.C. Cosmetics gave away a free full-size product and beauty-counter lines wrapped throughout department stores. Now, the need to stand in line isn’t necessary and you can score deals by shopping right from the comfort of your couch.
Anastasia Beauty has a buy one, get one free offer. All liquid lipsticks, lip glosses, matte lipsticks and lip sets are included. Prices range from $18 to $69. The offer is automatically applied at check-out.
M.A.C. Cosmetics is offering a free, full-size lipstick (valued at $19) in your choice of Marrakesh (a matte orange-brown), Lady Danger (a matte coral-red) or Dubonnet (a creamy deep claret) with a minimum purchase of $30. You’ll want to act fast as the deal is valid only through July 29.
If you happen to miss the M.A.C. deal on National Lipstick Day, no worries – for the entire month of July, the brand is offering 30% off each shade of Lustre Lipstick, a $19 value for $13.30.
Urban Decay is giving a free Vice Lipstick in select shades with any purchase of $25 or more. The deal runs through July 30.
Spend $50 or more at BECCA Cosmetics and receive a free, full-size Ultimate Lipstick Love.
Bite Beauty has a BOGO deal on lipstick through July 29. Buy one lipstick and get a second one of your choice free lipstick. Value of up to $24.
Make Up For Ever is also offering a free, full-size produce. Receive a complimentary Artist Rouge Lipstick when you spend $50 or more through July 29. Use code FREESHIP at check-out for free shipping.
ABOUT NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY
National Lipstick Day on July 29th encourages you to wear your best color. For some, lipstick is the only makeup requirement. Whether sheer and light, dark or bright, July 29th calls for all kinds of lipstick.
Throughout the ages, controversy surrounded lipstick. British Parliament banned it in 1770 calling it a devilish attempt to trick men into marriage. In some circles, lipstick was associated with witchcraft. Occasionally, lipstick contained poisonous materials.
It is said Sarah Bernhardt created a scandal by applying “lip rouge” in public. Surprisingly, George Washington supposedly wore lipstick. While Queen Victoria considered wearing lipstick impolite, one of her statesmen had a different opinion. During World War II, Winston Churchill thought the lip color boosted morale in an excellent way.
Of course, versatility is lipstick’s brand. It changes with a mood or with the scenery. Whether lipstick defines your attitude or channels your inner spirit, wear it on July 29th. No matter your style, lipstick adds a subtle accent or a bold statement. Let your lips speak. However, punctuate it with your lipstick.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLipstickDay
While you flaunt your favorite lip color, pucker up. Take a photo. Give us your best tips and tricks. What’s your favorite color or brand? Share what you love about lipstick on social media using #NationalLipstickDay.
NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY HISTORY
In prior years, National Lipstick Day celebrations occurred on an annual basis with no declaration. As of 2016, beauty blogger, entrepreneur and International Businesswoman, Huda Kattan was named the modern-day founder of National Lipstick Day by a Proclamation from National Day Calendar’s Registrar. Follow Huda on Instagram for expert beauty tips and use #nationalipstickday.