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Historian: Beetroot is not an alternative for lipstick

December 23rd, 2014

Episode 68 of 1333 episodes

A Russian politician, Igor Chernishev, has written that women who are struggling to afford imported beauty products should opt for using beetroot instead of lipstick. Responding to his claims, historian Sally Pointer said that Chernishev had "missed the point" and that there were many cheap brands of makeup available to women.

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