How to Draw Lipstick

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Cosmetics like lipstick have been used since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, and others used lip color. Queen Elizabeth I of England used a red chemical called mercuric sulfide, a pigment also used to make vermillion paint. A cosmetic called rouge was used both as a lipstick and as a blush on the cheeks.

Today, "lipstick is made of dyes and pigments in a fragranced oil-wax base." Beeswax, carnauba wax, or candelilla wax may be used. Lipstick is considered "an almost universal cosmetic since, together with the eyes, the mouth is a leading feature, and it can be attractively coloured and textured."

Lipstick differs from lip balms or chapstick in that its main purpose is to provide long-lasting color, while the other products are intended to moisturize the lips. There can, however, be a crossover of these purposes - moisturizing lipsticks and tinted lip balms. Lip balms are usually packaged in smaller and less decorated tubes than lipsticks.

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In the past, women who wore lipstick and other makeup were considered to be of poor moral character. This began to change during the 1800s. Today, lipstick is often associated with beauty and perhaps fame. Sometimes, lipstick is even personified as a character in its own right, such as Lippy Lips from the Shopkins toy line.

Would you like to draw a tube of lipstick? This easy, step-by-step cartoon object drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Lippy Lips from Shopkins, Teeth and Lips, and Barbie Doll.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Lipstick

How to Draw Lipstick: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing two long, curved, parallel lines on a diagonal slant. Connect them at the bottom with a curved line. This forms the base of the lipstick tube, case, or holder.

How to Draw Lipstick: Step 2

2. Draw a "C" shaped line to connect the lines at the top. This forms the opening of the tube.

How to Draw Lipstick: Step 3

3. Draw another, slightly smaller, "C" shaped line within the first. This outlines the rim of the tube opening.

How to Draw Lipstick: Step 4

4. Draw two straight parallel lines emerging from the tube. This will form the upper or inner portion of the tube, against which the lower portion is twisted to draw the lipstick in or out.

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How to Draw Lipstick: Step 5

5. Draw a "C" shaped line to enclose the top of the tube.

How to Draw Lipstick: Step 6

6. Draw another "C" shaped line within the previous one, outlining the rim of the tube.

How to Draw Lipstick: Step 7

7. Extend a long curved line from one side of the tube. Double it back upon itself, noting how the curve is shifted to one side. This will become the stick of lipstick itself.

How to Draw Lipstick: Step 8

8. Draw a "C" shaped line near the tip of the lipstick. This outlines the flat surface that is applied to the lips.

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How to Draw Lipstick: Step 9

9. Add dimension to the drawing. Draw a curved line down one side of the lipstick, and straight lines down the side of the tube.

How to Draw Lipstick: Step 10

Color your cartoon lipstick. Pink, red, purple, tan - what is your perfect shade?

Which cartoon character would you have wear this lipstick? Jessica Rabbit? A Disney princess? An anime cutie? A Barbie doll? Someone else? The choice is yours.

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