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Nancy Roman

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The History of Lipstick, Chapter 60

Continuing the History of Lipstick, I’ve glossed over (pun intended) Chapters 2-59. Here are a few of the chapters you have missed: Good Color, Bad Taste Tastes Great, Weird Color Moisturizing –  Like Chalk Perfumed Enough for Pepe Le Pieu – And Right Under My Nose Cracks Under Pressure Gone in Sixty Seconds A Pink-To-Purple …

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The History Of Lipstick, Chapter One

I wore lipstick on Easter Sunday, 1963.  I was twelve. In 1963, twelve was young for lipstick.  None of my classmates were allowed.  Only the grown-up girls.  The eighth graders. But that was the point.  I had older sisters.  I needed to be a teenager long before I was one. My lipstick was pink.  “Pink …

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