11 Weird But True Facts About Lipstick

Women (and men!) have been wearing lipstick for thousands of years. Though, the makeup-bag staple has evolved a lot since ancient times. While makeup trends are constantly changing from season to season and even month to month, there's an obvious trend that permeates each decade. The history of lipstick is no different. Popular lipstick shades have often been a direct result of cultural climate, historical events, and rebellion—times when women felt free and liberated or oppressively structured.

As such, an accumulation of interesting facts about the beauty product is inevitable. We dug through some research to pull together a list of the most mind-blowing, unbelievable facts about lipstick—from the average amount of money a human spends on a formula their lifetime to the toxic (eek) ingredients that used to be included. Keep reading for more.