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    Shades of MAC.

    Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that applies color and texture to the lips.

    Lipstick is known to have been used around 5000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia, when semi-precious jewels were crushed and applied to the lips and occasionally around the eyes. Women in the ancient Indus Valley Civilization applied lipstick to their lips for face decoration. Cleopatra had her lipstick made from crushed carmine beetles, which gave a deep red pigment, and ants for a base. Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a substance found in fish scales called pearlescence.

    Lipstick started to gain popularity in the 16th century, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, who made blood-red lips and stark white faces a fashion statement. By that time, lipstick was made from a blend of beeswax and red stains from plants

    A study by US consumer group Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, in October 2007 found 60 percent of lipsticks tested contained traceable amounts of lead. One third of the lipsticks containing lead exceeded the 0.1ppm limit set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for lead in candy.

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    1. -terry- 78 months ago | reply

      Great shot - I've seen a lot of your work in this group, and I think this is the best I've seen. Commercial quality, well done

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    2. jonsearlesphoto 78 months ago | reply

      Well...the photo's technically so-so, although not dazzling. It's a bit overexposed, especially towards the back of the row, but with a little bit of work it could be used in an ad or catalog.

      Rated 3/5

    3. JordyR 78 months ago | reply

      I like the declining perspective; but I also agree that the shot is not that eye-catching otherwise. Perhaps if the lipsticks were different colors

      Rated 3/5

    4. giovannimancuso 78 months ago | reply

      Immagine senza significato e scadente
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    5. The Blu-Tack Kid 78 months ago | reply


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    6. teliko82 78 months ago | reply


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    7. magdzia s 78 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot!

      Rated 5/5

    8. letgoandletsgo 78 months ago | reply

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      good use of dof... but if you wanted to show a pattern why not do that for the words and the tips too?

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    10. tom-bradley 78 months ago | reply

      a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/ratemyphoto/"> Rated 3.5/5

      nice DoF

    11. John in LA 78 months ago | reply

      Excellent! I'm a sucker for shots like this! =) Only comment would be I wish the lighting was a bit whiter.

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    12. HenryLeongHimWoh 78 months ago | reply

      Creative angle, artistic!**
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    14. redvette 78 months ago | reply

      Nicely captured
      Cheers

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    15. Cecilia Sierra Arrieta 78 months ago | reply


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    17. Silvia Carissimi 78 months ago | reply

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    18. AGrinberg 78 months ago | reply

      Great comment and photo to support it!

    19. nairvee 78 months ago | reply

      Fantastic capture!!!

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