Lipstick doesn’t just look good! There’s a connection between wearing lipstick and a reduced incidence of malignant lesions on the lip. Turns out lipstick can work as an effective sunscreen!
The average woman in the West uses 4 to 9 lbs. of lipstick in her lifetime.
Lipstick is also one of the mostly commonly shoplifted items.
In 1904, a perfumed lip salve would have cost you 25 cents and would’ve been packaged in an aluminum case.
By 1908, it was okay for women to apply lipstick at the table during lunch at a restaurant. It was not okay to apply lipstick at dinner!
No pain, no gain?: in some cultures, women have used arsenic, lead, mercury and even leeches to give themselves the pale appearance deemed beautiful in the old days. When will we see leeches in Sephora? (Hopefully never!)
Nail polish originated in China, where they developed nail lacquers made from gum arabic, beeswax, egg white, and colored powders.