9 Facts About Lipsticks


Lipsticks are not for everyone, but here are a few interesting facts that might change your mind bout these products.

The average woman spends $15,000 on makeup in her lifetime—and of that amount, $1,780 goes toward lipstick.

One of the most expensive lipsticks in the world is Guerlain’s KissKiss Gold and Diamonds Lipstick, which will set you back $62,000.

Both men and women in Ancient Egypt wore lipstick as a symbol of their status.

In Ancient Greece, lipstick used to identify prostitutes.

Men were most entranced by red lipstick, staring at it for an average of 7.3 seconds, while their gaze lingered on women with pink lipstick for an average of 6.7 seconds. They only glanced at women with bare lips for an average of 2.2 seconds.

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.

The best-selling lipstick in America in 2013 was MAC’s cherry red Ruby Woo – at $16 a tube, it took a sizeable share of the total $377 million spent on lipstick that year.

Chicago serial killer William Heirens was known as the “Lipstick Killer” because the scene of his second murder left a cryptic message inscribed in lipstick on the wall – “For heaven’s sake, catch me before I kill more – I cannot control myself.”

The “lipstick effect” reveals the state of the economy; when recessions hit, lipstick sales increase as more women boost their moods with a relatively affordable purchase.