The Amazing Walk Through the History of Makeup
The history of cosmetics spans at least 6000 years and is present in almost every society on earth. Some maintain that cosmetic body art was the earliest form of ritual in human culture, dating over 100,000 years ago from the African Middle Stone Age.
Minimum makeup was worn during this era and anything obvious was frowned upon
During the 16th Century – as an aristocrat – makeup was favored for the endless stream of balls and parties.
Flappers, Vamps and Silent Movie Queens
At the end of the 19th Century the ‘face’ of makeup changed with the excitement of theatre and silent movie actresses. The period saw the dark, sooty eyes with small rosebud lips. What was previously makeup for the privileged became makeup for the masses.
Watch this video below for an amazing journey through history