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15 unknown facts about lipstick

1. Feminists wear red lipstick

When women were fighting for the right to vote, feminists like suffragettes Charlotte Perkins Gilman wore red lipstick to ensure equality. If you are fighting for a political right, wearing red lipstick can be the best choice.

2. A Magic Cure

Queen Elizabeth wore half an inch of lipstick at the time of her death because of her strong beliefs in the healing powers of lipstick.

3. Attraction of men

Do men like a woman in red lipstick? Well yes, men will stare a woman wearing red lipstick for 5.1 seconds longer than a woman with bare lips.

4. Expenditure

An average lady spends $1,780 on lipstick in one lifetime. Damn.

5. Preference in rainy days

Whether it’s cloudy, gloomy, or rainy, women prefer to buy lipsticks in poor weather.

6. The most expensive lipstick

Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss Gold and Diamonds Lipstick which costs $62,000 is the most expensive. The tube is made from 110 grams of 18k gold and encrusted with 199 diamonds to make you shine.

7. Lipstick is recession-proof

Harvard studies say that lipstick sales in fact lifts during periods of economic depression. During the Great Depression of the 1920’s, lipstick sales increased by 25%.

8. Own signature shade of queen

Queen Elizabeth has her own lipstick shade. She needed her own cool red shade that would go well with her outfits and skin tone. ‘The Balmoral’ was the name of her signature lipstick shade.

9. Pearl essence

Some shimmery lipsticks contained fish scales for shine.

10. Mod glance

White lipstick was a trend in the 1960s for a true “mod” look.

11. Status Symbol

Wearing lipstick became a symbol of status in Ancient Egypt for both men and women, though red was also a popular shade.

12. Usage in America

Over 80 percent of American women wear lipstick that’s more than the French.

13. Rule in Open areas

This fact will shock you for sure. It was good enough to apply lipstick in public during lunch, but under no circumstances at dinner!

14. Lipstick Lovers

It’s said that women who put on lipstick daily unintentionally consume about 4 pounds of lipstick in their life span. Yes. You read it right.

15. No to lip rouge in marriage

During 1700s, a man could cancel his wedding if his wife had worn lip rouge during their courtship.

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