Lipsticks are an essential that can’t be missed out on. Even if you don’t apply any other makeup product, you will most probably wipe over a lipstick before stepping out of the house. This is because the perfect lip shade has the power to instantly glorify your look and give it life, even if your dressing isn’t fancy or hair isn’t done properly – and who doesn’t love that? Below are few weird yet interesting facts that you most likely didn’t know about these simple to use beauties.

  1. HUGE SPENDERS
    An average woman spends about $15,000 on buying makeup throughout her life—and of that figure, over $1,800 is spent on lipsticks.

  2. MORALE BOOSTER
    Even though all other makeup items were rationed in England at the time of WWII, lipsticks always stayed in production as Winston Churchill felt it increased confidence.

  3. INGREDIENTS HAVE SURVIVED A LONG WAY
    Ox Marrow, sheep sweat, and animal fat were also usually used to create a lip product.

    Any ingredients that are still the same throughout the years? Fish scales and castor oils are used in lipsticks even today to boost shine and increase its lasting power. 

  4. STATUS SYMBOL
    Both women and men in Ancient Egypt applied lipstick as a representation of their grade. They used it almost daily via wet wood sticks and favored colors such as blue-black, magenta, and orange. Reds were a hot favorite of Cleopatra’s.

  5. STARING COMPETITION
    According to a study, men tend to stare at women with lipstick longer than those with bare lips. They are most spellbound by a red pout, staring at it for about 7.3 seconds, whereas their glance remained on women with a pink pout for about 6.7 seconds. Men only gazed at women with bare lips for about 2.2 seconds.

  6. HEALING POWERS
    In England in the 1500s, Queen Elizabeth was reportedly a huge believer in the healing powers of lipstick, and was said to have had half an inch of lipstick on at the time of her death.

  7. MAGIC CURE
    Everyone knows that applying a lip color can be a major mood transformer and morale booster, but in the Great Britain in 1500s, it was actually believed that lipsticks had magical abilities. Queen Elizabeth was apparently a big believer in the curing powers of a lip color and was said to have had over half an inch of lipstick on when she died.

  8. EATING EM UP
    It’s believed that ladies who wear a lip tint every day eat around 4 pounds of lipstick unintentionally in their life.

  9. LIFESPAN
    Lipsticks do get expired and become rotten. Refrigerating these babies can prolong their life.

  10. LIPSTICKS ARE GOOD WHEN THE ECONOMY IS TERRIBLE
    Research shows that lipstick sales tend to increase at the time of an economic recession. This economic theory is also called the "Lipstick Effect," which suggests that women would actually spend money on a lip color rather than a brand new dress if they are tight on a budget. A lipstick always makes a woman feel good when the times are rough.

  11. MODERN INGREDIENTS
    The core ingredients of current lip colors are waxes (also natural beeswax), pigments, oils, and emollients. Lipsticks and lip glosses are also rich in collagen, vitamin E, aloe vera, amino acids, moisturizers and sunscreen for protecting your lips against harmful elements.

Are there any other lipstick facts you know that most people probably don’t know? Share with us below!