Narrator Chijioke Williams explores The War on Lipstick - In the "beauty" world, there is one quintessential must-have for women…lipstick! Lipsticks have been an integral part of all women's lives, from neutral colors to bold statement-making colors ranging from hot red, blues, purple, and even black. We regard the tubed cosmetic as part of our regular makeup routine when we think of lipstick today. Our grandmothers wore it as a right of passage into womanhood, and the tradition has carried down to where even younger teens have a little bit of pink color in their lip balms. We now rely on professionals that use chemistry and technology to enhance our lips, creating a smoother, fuller base for application, especially as we age. It has become a symbol of our womanhood and strength, breaking the chains of outdated ideals of femininity.