Celebrating Women’s History Month!
Strong Female Figures and their Favorite Lipstick
By Nicole White
March 24, 2021
Women have been quietly achieving greatness for centuries, but only recently have had a spotlight shone on the history of our contributions. The month of March was first declared Women's History Month in 1987 and has since been dedicated every year in celebration of the contribution women have made to American History. Today, we celebrate three iconic women whose signature looks have made an impact on our beauty history!
Often considered "ahead of her time," Marilyn Monroe overcame a traumatic childhood to become one of the most enduring icons within the beauty and entertainment industries. She was a humanitarian who loved animals and contributed to the success of other entertainers trying to break into the industry (notably, Ella Fitzgerald). Her signature blonde hair was often accompanied by a bold red lip; full of confidence, passion, and spirit. Blend matte, red and some shimmer and you’re ready for Hollywood!
Queen Elizabeth II has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history and is among only 21 current female heads of government! Although the Queen reportedly tasked a cosmetic company with creating a custom red color to match her robes for her coronation, she most often seems to be spotted in a bright pink lippy. This bright pink color is sweet, feminine, and full of character. The "Elizabeth" lip-liner is one of the most versatile shades in the JAFRA ROYAL Color collection, and, like the queen herself, is a timeless classic. This warm rose, as the queen prefers, inspires a classic beauty feel!
Our very own cosmetic royalty, Jan Day has been an inspiration to women since the 1950s. Once told she was not "glamorous enough to be in the beauty industry," Jan turned condescension into confidence. Together with her husband Frank, she founded JAFRA with the goal of providing women the opportunity to be independent and empowered. Jan was a true makeup maven. For a true embodiment of her spirit, I recommend wearing the shade of lipstick that makes YOU feel most empowered!
From nothing-to-hide-nudes to enthusiastically-playful-coral, JAFRA has a pigment to design your own signature look. Show us how you’re making your mark in a lipstick selfie on social! Tag @jafracosmetics
for a chance to be featured.