How Many Swipes in a Tube of Lipstick?

March 25, 2013 | By | Comments (1)

Pink Lipsticks

Here’s a fun bit of trivia for your Monday evening courtesy of the Birchbox team. They tested an average tube of lipstick to see just how many swipes it contains. How many would you guess?

I have to admit, I was WAY off. I expected there to be close to 1,000, but they discovered it’s only about 293 per tube, which will last you about three months if you apply your lipstick three times per day.

The good news is that even if you switch colors, you’ll be safe using a tube of lipstick for about three years, it has a pretty long expiration date compared to other beauty products. (See more about makeup expiration dates here.)

Head over to the Birchbox blog to see the complete test, and get tips for wearing bright lipstick, plus our picks for the best lipsticks here.


  1. Mirifique Beauty

    i own so many. I am a real lipsticaholic

    March 25, 2013 at 7:40 pm

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