Things You Didn’t Know About Lipstick - Lipstick Facts

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Women in in ancient Mesopotamia wore lipstick

The first manmade lipsticks appeared about five thousand years ago when women apparently ground down precious gems and used the dust to color their lips. In prehistoric times, women may have used fruit juices as lipstick.

Some lip products include fishy ingredient

Lipsticks can contain castor oil or even fish scales, which supposedly give our pouts an unsmearable shine. But these ingredients aren’t as unsavory as what women in the Middle Ages used for lipstick: Many concocted lip stain from sheep fat and mashed red roots.

Lipstick was once a cause for annulment

In Europe’s Dark and Middle Ages, wearing lipstick became a calling card for prostitutes and lower class women. This stigma endured over many centuries: In the 1700s, the British parliament declared that men could annul their marriages if they suspected a woman lured them into matrimony by wearing lipstick, as if makeup was a kind of witchcraft.

Presidents George Washington was a big lipstick fan

According to some reports, George Washington would occasionally wear lipstick. 

Lipstick was part of the women’s lib movement

At the 1912 New York suffragette parade, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman sported lipstick to signify women’s emancipation. 

The early 1900s was a big time for lipstick innovation

things to know about lipstick

Maurice Levy created the modern lipstick tube, which raised and lowered the product, in 1915, while the swivel tube debuted a few years later in 1923. In 1930, Max Factor Company unveiled the first lip gloss.

Lipstick almost got banned in New York

In the 1920s, the New York Board of Health actually considered banning lipstick due to a concern that the product could poison a man if he kissed a woman wearing it. Though, considering that some lipsticks contain lead, maybe this worry wasn’t completely unfounded…

Men love it when we wear lipstick

A University of Manchester study found that men’s eyes linger longer on a woman with painted lips. According to the researchers’ data, men spent an average of 7.3 seconds staring at women wearing red lipstick, 6.7 seconds at women wearing pink lipstick, and only 2.2 seconds at women sporting bare lips. That is wonderful!

Warn about wearing lipstick

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

Demand for lipstick in recessions

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.

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