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What color lipstick did silent movie stars wear?

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Aisha Wiza
2020-04-16 19:06:05

I know it looks really dark in black and white, like they're wearing the most goth shade of blackish purple, but that's just movie magic. The earliest silent movies were made with a type of film that was sensitive to blue, meaning it showed up very lightly and reds showed up very darkly. The actual lipstick color depended on the actress and the scene, but it was mostly shades of red applied very lightly—and as mentioned, it was still dark on-screen.

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gcanyon
2020-04-28 04:21:13

No particular color, but dark and contrast-y.

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Anonymous
2020-04-08 08:35:34

red

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kjones11
2020-04-28 19:27:55

Black or red

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NEVAEH LEON
2020-04-28 18:16:41

red

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Kamila Smart
2020-04-27 18:07:58

Black and white

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melba peterson
2020-04-27 20:16:54

black

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Anonymous
2020-05-10 08:32:33

pink they look ridiculus

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Anonymous
2020-04-12 13:33:59

Black

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Anonymous
2020-04-18 13:33:35

Red

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 17:45:36

blackish perple

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 12:46:57

Blue. it looks black but it didn't pick up the color so it was actually blue

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Anonymous
2020-05-01 15:52:29

Yah it is red, I've seen someone wear it (& it was my fav silent movie star. My fav silent movie star is a lady =D)

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 14:07:15

Lakmé

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Anonymous
2020-04-29 08:04:06

crapy

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Anonymous
2020-04-30 12:24:20

I agree. Blackish purple.

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Anonymous
2020-05-01 00:58:11

Usually, it was either a dark blue or purple. If those weren't available they usually used any dark colors.

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Anonymous
2020-05-01 15:48:34

They wear red lipstick, I tell u I've seen one wear it in resturant, I recognized straight away it was my favourite silent movie star EVAH!!! (And in red lipstick. My fav silent movie star is a girl BTW.)

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Anonymous
2020-05-01 15:49:49

BRIGHT RED =D

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Wiki User
2013-04-16 23:58:55

Blue. The type of film used back then did not pick up certain

colours, especially red. This "orthographic film" was very popular

even until the early 1900s.


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