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Quick Quiz: Can You Guess the Origin of Lipstick?

When you think of iconic beauty products, what comes to mind? For me it's lipstick. It's no surprise that lipstick is such a beauty icon considering it dates back 5,000 years. But it really became popular in the sixteenth century under Queen Elizabeth I, when it became a symbol of aristocracy.

Then, during WWII, movie stars made lipstick even more popular. Now 80 percent of women wear it. Did you know that more than 700 million lipsticks are sold throughout the world each year? That means that 22 lipsticks are purchased every second!

But here's my question: Back in the early years when tubes of lipstick weren't readily available, what do you think women used to stain their lips?

Quick Quiz: Can You Guess the Origin of Lipstick?

In the early days, what did women use to stain their lips?

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