No individual is credited for the creation of lipstick-or even makeup. However, history shows that the practice of coloring the lips dates back at least about 2,500 BC in Ancient Egypt.
Egyptian woman, especially those who specialized in oral sex, were said to be the first ones to use red dyes made from crushed earth to paint their lips red. They wanted their lips to look more inviting. Egyptian girls were also responsible for another beauty trick – the use of coal to line their eyes, essentially creating what could have been the very first eyeliner.