When was lipstick invented?
Lip color was invented in pre-Biblical times by the Egyptians. Not actually a stick, but probably more like a pot lip balm, Egyptian prostitutes applied a mixture of henna and bear grease to the lips to advertise their willingness to perform oral sex. (Bear grease was also commonly used in ancient Egypt as a hair pomade.) Lip color in stick form first appeared in the 1920's. Prior to then, lip color was typically in a pot.