Lipstick Was a Sign of Wealth

In the Roman Empire, both men and women wore lipstick as a display of wealth; only upper classes could afford lip paint made with (dangerous) mercury that came in fashionable shades of merlot and purple. So next time your partner’s lips get a little red with your gloss, just go with it.
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