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It's Lipstick Day! 9 Bizarre Facts About Lipsticks You Never Knew
Lipstick Day is marked annually on July 29. Did you know that lipstick was banned by the UK Parliament? There was a bizarre reason behind the ban. And the reason is hidden in the story.
So, color your lips, flaunt your colorful smiles, and rule the world. (And, also, read the story).
1. Lipsticks were first invented by Ancient Mesopotamian women, 5000 years ago.
They used to crush gemstones to apply the color on their lips.
2. British Parliament banned it in 1770 calling it a devilish attempt to trick men into marriage. So, a bill was passed which stated that women cannot wear lipstick until they are married.
Applying lipstick then was likened to the witchcraft. Lipstick has been known to contain poisonous materials.
3. It was associated with the prostitutes in the Ancient Greece.
That time, women wearing red lipstick were considered as sluts as makeup was forbidden.
4. Lipstick was considered a status symbol indicator in the Roman Empire.
Even men applied lipsticks to indicate their status symbol.
Cleopatra used ants as the base and crushed carmine beetles for the red pigment.
6. George Washington used to wear a lipstick, a wig, and some make-up.
7. Queen Elizabeth II has her own shade of lipstick.
8. During World War II, all cosmetics, except lipsticks were rationed.
9. Elizabeth Taylor loved her lipstick so much that she demanded that no one else should use it on the sets.
'Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.'
-- Elizabeth Taylor
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