Lipstick is every woman’s best friend.
Makeup without lipstick is incomplete since it renders definition to your lips and makes them look bright, beautiful and plump. It keeps your lips hydrated, and also helps uplift your confidence.
Nowadays there is a wide variety of lip shades available from bold, dramatic colors to nude shades which can be chosen according to one’s skin tone. But there are some interesting facts about lipstick that will astonish all you lovely ladies out there!
1. Lipsticks have been here for ages
Yes, lipsticks have been around for ages. One of the former beauty queens and Julius Caesar’s ex-wife – Cleopatra was a big lipstick fan. She was so fond of lipsticks that she ordered her slaves to mash up some ants and beetles and turn them into beautiful lip smacking lip shade for her.
2. Mac Ruby Woo was a hit
The highest number of lipsticks sold in 2013, in America was MAC’s Cherry Red Ruby Woo at $16 a tube. It went on to become one of the bestselling lipsticks of 2013 and several years after that.
Even today, it is one of the most famous and most-preferred lip colors in the world.
3. Poor Roman Women improvised Lipsticks
Back then, when the Roman women didn’t have enough money and they were not able to afford authentic lipsticks, they improvised their own lipsticks. They used Red Wine to color and highlight their lips. Some people still do it since it’s the natural way to add color to your lips.
It is also less poisonous than several other brands that use lead in their lipsticks.
4. Lipsticks too have expiry dates
If you think that lipsticks can be used for as long as you shall live, then, I am sorry you are wrong!
Lipsticks too have expiry dates. It is usually best to use them for about 2-3 years max. It becomes rancid after that.
Although, storing them in the fridge can prolong their usage.
5. There is more to Lip gloss
Lip gloss is one of the most popular lip products in the contemporary times. Earlier, the Egyptian population used lip gloss to protect their lips from heat and wind.
6. Men like women with colored lips
According to a survey conducted by the University of Manchester, men prefer looking at women with colored lips.
In a situation where a woman was wearing red lipstick, men stared at her, for about 7.3 seconds. 6.7 seconds in case of a woman wearing pink lipstick and only 2.2 seconds in case of a woman with bare lips.
7. Lipsticks have been used to identify prostitutes
In Ancient Greece, when lipstick fell out of fashion amongst high-class ladies then, it was used to identify prostitutes.
In fact, it was a law that the prostitutes couldn’t go out without wearing lipstick.
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