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10 Facts About Lipstick We Bet You Didn’t Know

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Lipsticks– you either hate them or relish them. From matte to shiny to the ultra bold and daring, this makeup staple has gone through the ages since the early Mesopotamian days! Read on how the purse-friendly lip buddy has influenced women’s appearance from Cleopatra to Marilyn Monroe:

1. Although the term “lipstick” wasn’t first used until 1880, lipstick use dates back to Ancient Egypt. It’s said that Cleopatra made her red lipstick from crushed Carmine beetles and ants.

2. At one point in time, it was acceptable to apply lipstick in public during lunch, but never at dinner!

3. Ever watch a 1920s silent film and wonder why the actresses wore black lipstick? That’s because film stock was sensitive to colour and red lipstick would register as black!

4. In 1915, Maurice Levy invented the first metal lipstick tube — before this, lipstick was wrapped in silk paper, which made it difficult to carry around and apply on-the-go. Within years, major beauty companies including Chanel, Guerlain, Elizabeth Arden, and Estée Lauder, started selling lipstick.

5. Some shimmery lipsticks contained fish scales (also known as “pearl essence”) for shine.

6. It’s said that women who wear lipstick daily unintentionally eat about 4 pounds of lipstick in their lifetime.

7. According to a study called the “Lipstick Effect” women increase their desire to buy lipstick during economic recessions because of the decreasing number in quality mates.

8. Red lips were met with controversy when the British Parliament passed a law stating that made-up women were witches who attempt to lure men into marriage. The attitude that makeup was a form of deception was common at the time.

9. In the 1700s, a man could have his marriage annulled if his wife had used lip rouge during their courtship. Oh, the horror!

10. By the ’50s, red lipstick was worn by most and embraced as a sexy addition to any outfit. Stars propelled the cosmetic even further, with Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, and Ava Gardner known for wearing the bold shade. By then, 98 percent of U.S. women were wearing lipstick.-MYNEWSHUB.CC


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