About Whale Blubber Used in Lipstick?

Answer Perhaps you have heard the song by Graham Nash from 1975 called "Wind on the Water," where he laments the killing of whales for frivolous reasons, such as to "make the lipstick for your face." An... Read More »

Top Q&A For: About Whale Blubber Used in Lipstick

When was whale blubber first used in lamps?

Whale blubber was first boiled down and used as oil for lamps in the 1700s. Whale oil burned cleaner and with fewer odors than other oils, but it was very expensive. More affordable kerosene replac... Read More »

What plant is used to make lipstick?

According to the American Chemical Society, lipstick is made with various plant-based ingredients. Carnauba wax is obtained from the leaves of Brazilian wax palm trees, while candelilla wax is take... Read More »

About Lipstick?

Lipstick has been used for beautification purposes for centuries. However, the lipstick that we know today was not the lipstick used thousands of years ago. It has come in and out of fashion throug... Read More »

Have you ever licked a smartie and used it as lipstick?

I did it all the time when I was growing up but now, no amount of lipstick will do the trick!