National Lipstick Day

July 29, 2019 all-day

For makeup lovers, July 29 has become a day to bring out their favorite lipstick shades and flaunt their colored pouts, shop their favorite brands at discounted prices and even score free tubes — if they wake up early enough.

Designated as National Lipstick Day, its purpose is to encourage people everywhere to make statements and empower themselves through their makeup, according to National Day Calendar.

Albeit being a national holiday, National Lipstick Day has its roots in Michigan. U-M Dearborn alumna and international beauty mogul founder of Huda Beauty, Huda Kattan is credited as its modern-day founder.

Kattan graduated from U-M Dearborn with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2007, and her alma mater celebrates her.

In honor of her accomplishments and to inspire other students to pursue their dreams, the university is launching a social media campaign, said Ann Marie Aliotta, director of Institutional Advancement Marketing and Communications.

Source: Andrea Perez Balderrama, “U-M Dearborn grad Huda Kattan is the brains behind National Lipstick Day“, Detroit Free Press, July 26, 2019.