Every Diva Loves Lipstick

OK here's the deal. I LOVE lipstick. I haven't got my head around lip-gloss yet, as one gust of wind and my hair is subsequently stuck and smeared across my lips. So lipstick is still my faithful friend.

Here are some more "beauty by numbers":

13.2 BILLION :
is the number of British Pounds consumers spend on cosmetics and toiletries. If you ask my husband he will say 10 billion of that comes from our house!!

The year Parliament made lipstick illegal, declaring women who "seduced men into matrimony by cosmetics means" witches! Of course stuffy old "suits" always know best about cosmetics. Why do we never think to ask them??

This is the century in which Eugene Rimmel invented the first ever Rimmel.
God Bless Eugene Rimmel! May he be canonised (well he's my saint).

The number of lipstick shades the average woman owns.
A "conservative" estimate I would say. It's more like 5 per season or brand in my make-up bag.

The number of bottles of Chanel No.5 sold every 30 seconds.
I must be the only woman on the planet that has never tried Chanel No.5.Freud would say this stems from some traumatic event that happened in my childhood-perhaps!

The percentage of British women who wear lipstick.
I often wonder if this number is greater or smaller in France and the US.

What are you thoughts? Would love to hear abut your favorite lipsticks. Or maybe you can't stand the feel of lipstick on your lips; maybe you're a "gloss girl".
Do share your make-up secrets; Diva's united by lipstick!!!!!!!

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  1. Vanessa, I love the look of lipstick but have been a gloss girl for ages and now lipstick doesn't feel moisturising enough. Do I have to wean myself off lip gloss so I can wear lipstick again??

    Yes, it is annoying when long hair sticks to your lips and then leaves gloss streaks up your cheek. It doesn't stop me wearing it though.

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

  2. I haven't wore lipstick in FOREVER!! I remember trying to wear more lipstick when I was a young teen, when my mom didn't want me to.. so of course, I NEEDED to. lol These days, I just wear cherry ChapStik.

  3. Hi Fiona

    Thank you so much for popping by.
    I plan to make finding a good gloss my mission this winter (and a good clip to tie my hair back!)

    Please don't be a stranger and come back soon.

  4. Hi P.S.I love.........
    You are obviously beautiful enough to not need added color on your lips.I am envious.
    Wish I could say the same. Unfortunately, I do need a little something otherwise I look completely washed out.
    Lucky you!!

  5. I wish I could wear lipstick but it honestly looks strange on me, and I've tried so many colours and textures.
    Except for Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, that is perfect and I will use it forever!

  6. Hi SarahLouise
    Thanks for stopping by. (I've just returned from your blog).
    I've read a lot about Cliniques Almost Lipstick and never tried it. Perhaps now is the moment as I transition from lipstick to lip gloss following persuasion from some of the comments here.


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