Friday, June 26, 2009

Fun Facts In The History Of Make-Up

#1 In ancient Egypt hair dye was made out of cows blood and tortoiseshell. They also wore face masks made out of crocodile excrement.

#2. The ancient Romans used wine to stain their cheeks and sheep fat and blood for nail polish.

#3. In the Middle Ages, women were so desperate to be pale that they would have someone bleed them.

#4. In The 14th century, people would use egg whites to glaze the skin.

#5. In the 15th and 16th century, many cases of muscle paralysis and other physical problems were a result of arsenic face powders.

In the 17th and 18th century women started using liquid arsenic on their faces instead of powder. This would cause shedding and women would lose their skin.

#7. In the early 1900's Helena Rubinstein created the first mascara.

In the 1920's women would have their skin bleached to create the look of the perfect English rose.

#9. Revlon was one of the first companies to really put cosmetics on the fashion map. Instead of launching new colors every year, they launched them every six months. This gave women more options than they ever had before.

In the 1990's women expected more out of their make-up and the demand started to move away from drug store brands like Revlon and started to move towards make-up artist brands like M.A.C and Bobbi Brown.

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