Do you know that during the middle age in Europe, Makeup was frowned upon and considered sinful?
Although makeup has been used for thousands of years and has evolved significantly since its inception, there is still a lot that fashion enthusiasts do not know. From makeup glossary terms to the history, there is a lot to know.
That is why we created this Makeup History Infographic. The infographic traced the history back to ancient Egypt where both men and women used cosmetics.
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4000 BC: Ancient Egyptian use unguent to keep their skin hydrated and wrinkle-free. Women apply dark green colour to the under lid.
1000 BC: Persian women uses henna dyes to stain their hair and faces
1st century: Romans use kohl, rouge and chalk to whiten their skin
6th century: Women who desire pale skin begin to bleed themselves.
1600s: Rich women begin to wear Aqua Toffana, a face powder made with arsenic.
Late 1700s: Rouge, lipsticks and eyebrow and hair dyeing became popular. Most makeup recipe involves herbs and plants
1800: Victorian women pluck their eyebrows, massage castor oil into their eyelashes, and use rice powder on their face.
1820: Rimmel create the first non-toxic mascara
1910: The first pressed powders are introduced and include a mirror and puff for touch-ups
1914: Vogue features Turkish women using henna to outline their eyes. Max Factor started selling makeup to movie stars
1920: Max Factor introduces lip gloss and the first eyelash curler, Kurlash was invented
1950: Movie star Audrey Hepburn popularizes outlined cat eyes
1970: Eye shadows and lined eyes became more popular
1990: Cosmetic begin to combat wrinkles and cellulite
2002: Botox injections became popular anti-aging technique
2010: Contouring and highlighting become popularized by makeup artists and beauty influencers on social media
2015: The rise of "nude" makeup, focused on enhancing natural features rather than heavy, dramatic looks
2017: The #MeToo movement prompts companies to offer more diverse shades and inclusivity in their product lines