While many of us makeup enthusiasts have an endless supply of lipstick colors to wear with any outfit, not too many of us know about the weird and interesting history stored away inside our favorite lipstick tubes. Created by a French cosmetic company in 1884, the first lipstick was created with:
- Deer tallow
- Castor oil
- And beeswax
Despite the odd list of original ingredients, lipstick became a staple in everyone’s makeup bag.
Here are 12 weird facts about lipstick that you probably never knew about.
1. Averaging the amount of money that women spend on makeup in their lifetime, researchers suggest that $15,000 is dedicated to cosmetic and beauty products while $1,780 goes solely to lipstick.
2. After World War One, chemist Hazel Bishop formulated smudge proof lipstick that changed the slippery mess of lipstick wearing forever.
3. Start saving up now if you ever want to purchase the most expensive lipstick in the world, with a heavy price tag of $62,000. Made from 110 grams of 18k gold and embellished with 199 diamonds, this lipstick is definitely a little tube of a lot of luxury.
4. In 1912, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman used lipstick as a liberating tool while walking in the NYC Suffragette rally with other like minded feminists who sported the bold lip.
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