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As early as 3500 BCE, upper-class Mesopotamians are believed to have applied crushed semi-precious jewels to color their lips. Ancient Egyptians made a red dye for their lips from a combination of fucus-algin, iodine, and bromine mannite. Fabled Egyptian Queen Cleopatra (69-30 BCE) was said to have used a mixture of crushed carmine beetles and ants to give her royal lips a flaming red luster.

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