Lipstick and Lipgloss

When was lipstick invented?

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March 19, 2014 3:50PM

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.