• The first ‘manmade’ lipsticks made an appearance around 5000 years ago, in the ancient civilisation in  Mesopotamia where the women used to grind gems stones and apply the dust to their lips for decoration.
  • The ‘kiss of death’ is a term that originates and links back to the likes of lipstick. It is believed that there were ancient civilisations that created their own lipstick without knowing that some of the ingredients were toxic and result in death.
  • The first twist up lipstick made an appearance in 1923.
  • COSMETICS GIANT Maxt Factor started in life being a male servan to Czar Nicholas , being creative he needed to improvise a way escape the Royal household, and thus came up with a lipstick that would aid in making him look sickly. He as a result was taken to the infirmary to be treated, where he promptly escaped and hopped onto the next ship to America.
  • Lip Gloss was only introduced to the world in 1930 by the Max Factor corporation. , quite amazing when reflecting on the above.
  • Women will use up to 8kg’s of lipstick in a lifetime … crazy but true.
  • Lipstick is the most shoplifted item in retail stores.
  • 90% of women say that lipstick makes them feel better about themselves and has nothing to do with attracting the opposite sex.
  • About 5% of our lipstick is left behind on glasses , water bottles  , coffe cup etc.
  • Queen Elizabeth the II had her unique brand of lipstick manufactured specifically for her , it was made to match her coronation robes , and it’s aptly called The Balmoral Lipstick. …I wonder if they still have stock??
     
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