Saturday, 20 December 2014

Did You Know....

... That lipsticks contain fish scales?

Fish scales are used in lipsticks to give that shimmery look. It is called 'pearlescence'. It is the silvery stuff found in fish scales which are grounded and then added to lipsticks.

There are lipsticks that are made without fish scales. Some use synthetic ingredients to replace the fish scales.

For more information about pearlescence, click on LINK. This is an interesting read.


  1. So gross but I guess it might be high in omega 3s or something? Most lipsticks have titanium in them...eeewww.

    1. It's the shininess that they want from the fish scales.