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9 Things You Should Know For National Lipstick Day

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Society has a long-running love/hate relationship with lipstick, and vacillating perceptions of the women (and men) who wear it.

Numerous governments over the centuries, including the British Parliament, have gone so far as to attempt to ban the makeup. And the iconic beauty product even ignited incredibly territorial demands from women like Elizabeth Taylor, who allegedly forbid the wearing of lipstick by any other women working on her film sets.

In celebration of National Lipstick Day (July 29), we pulled together all the mind-boggling facts you should know. We promise, you'll never look at a tube of red lipstick the same way again.

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