An all natural lipstick appeals to us. When you consider how much of it you eat in one lifetime - experts reckon it's four kilos? Each and every one of us tries to follow a healthy way of living, so why not try a nature-inspired lippy, especially when it's an everyday makeup item. Now I would not just go natural unless it did the job, and Burt's Bees already happens to be a favourite, for lip care. Enter their new full cream Lipstick, $22, which regardless of it's vegan status - it comes in really great colours. You can thank raspberry seed oil, moringa (an anti-inflammatory from the horseradish tree) beeswax and vitamin E for the shine and nourishment. But the reason we like it, is for its great colour pay off - after all, that's why we wear lipstick.
Life changing lippy facts:
Lipstick has a political past, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, early feminist, painted their lips bright red as a symbol of emancipation as they marched in the 1912 NYC suffragette rally.
Cosmetics were rationed in the UK during WWII, except lipstick. It stayed in production and was readily available because Winston Churchill felt it boosted morale.
In Ancient Egypt, both women and men tinted their lips with wet sticks of wood and favoured colours such as magenta, blue-black, and orange.
You owe your smudge-proof pout to a chemist named Hazel Bishop, who developed a long-lasting formula after WWII.
The phrase: 'The Lipstick Index' was coined by Leonard Laude, he claimed lipstick sales were a great economic indicator, when sales were up, so was the economy.
One of the most expensive lipsticks in the world is Guerlain’s KissKiss Gold and Diamonds Lipstick, which will set you back $62,000. The bullet is made from 110 grammes of 18k gold, and encrusted with 199 diamonds - there are 15 shades - and you can buy a refill.
Women spend on average $15,000 on makeup in their lifetime, around $1,780 goes on lipstick.
One of our favourite quotes: “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together,” by Elizabeth Taylor.
My pick of shades:
Above: Nile Nude, Scarlet Soaked and Juniper Water.