Put your lips together for National Lipstick Day, celebrated annually on July 29.
From the streets of Hollywood to the aisles of Walmart, lipstick rules in more colors than the largest box of crayons.
Women will use 9 pounds of lipstick in their lifetimes, and it's no wonder: that little tube of pigment is an instant makeover.
One cosmetic company claims it sells four lipsticks a second. Over 900 million lipsticks are sold every year.
Lipstick also has a host of benefits,
- Instant Facelift
Studies show people who wear lipstick stand straighter and smile more, according to lipsticklifestyles.com and several beauty magazines and blogs.
It's also been said to be an instant mood-booster. As Coco Chanel has been famously quoted: "If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack."