Want an all-natural lip color that lasts look no further then to the beautiful Geisha. Beni the traditional Geisha lipstick and rouge is made from the Safflower plant that is harvested before sunrise, because of its ability to lose its color after sunrise, in July at Japan’s Yamagata Mountains. It is then painstakingly crushed, soaked, and steamed into a paste. Afterwards it can be applied with a brush and depending on how much water is used the color ranges from pale pink to very bright red. One application can last a couple cups of coffee and multiple licking of the lips.Newly full-fledged geisha will color in only the top lip fully.,

Geisha Lips

Geisha LipsMost geisha wear the top lip colored in fully or stylized, and the bottom lip in a curved stripe that does not follow the shape of the lip. The geisha round the bottom lips to create the illusion of a flower bud.