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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_cosmetics

In the 1970s, at least 5 companies started producing make-up for African American women. Before the 1970s, makeup shades for Black women were limited. Face makeup and lipstick did not work for dark skin types because they were created for pale skin tones. These cosmetics that were created for pale skin tones only ...

www.cosmeticsinfo.org/Ancient-history-cosmetics

Discover the history of cosmetics usage, beginning with the Ancient Egyptians in 10000 BCE through the beginning of the 20th Century. ... Egyptian women apply galena mesdemet (made of copper and lead ore) and malachite (bright green paste of copper minerals) to their faces for color and definition. They employ a ...

www.webmd.com/beauty/history-makeup

Jan 29, 2017 ... Ever wonder how cosmetics got started -- and when? Read a brief history of makeup from WebMD.

medusasmakeup.com/pages/history-of-makeup

It is believed that the Jews adopted the use of makeup from the Egyptians, since references to the painting of faces appear in the New Testament section of the Bible. Roman philosopher Plautus (254-184 BC) wrote, "A woman without paint is like food without salt." Of course, Plautus was a dramatist, which would explain his ...

www.historyofcosmetics.net

History of cosmetics is a large theme that encompasses entire rise of modern human civilization. As time went on and our knowledge of chemistry and manufacture rose, cosmetics become more and more present in our fashion, enabling express ourselves like never before.

www.newbeauty.com/blog/dailybeauty/2157-a-brief-history-of-foundation

Nov 7, 2010 ... In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, too, pale skin was seen as a symbol of privilege, and women turned to lead paint to whiten their faces. During the reign of Charles II in seventeenth-century England, women began to use darker makeup to cover the pallor associated with staying inside to avoid the ...

www.artisbrush.com/makeup-history-summary

May 24, 2014 ... Egyptian women apply galena mesdermet [copper and lead ore mix] and malachite [green paste of copper minerals] to their faces for colour and definition. They employ a combination of burnt almonds, oxidized copper, different-coloured coppers ores, lead, ash, and ochre [the mix is called kohl] to adorn ...

www.neatorama.com/2014/05/22/Why-Did-Women-Start-Wearing-Makeup

May 22, 2014 ... It all goes back to the ancient Egyptians, who were the first women to wear makeup. In a way, the basic motive back then was the same as it is today- just like modern day supermodels, the well-to-do women of ancient Egypt wanted to look their best and saw the careful application of face-paint as a means ...

people.howstuffworks.com/about-makeup1.htm

The ancient Greeks and Romans also painted their faces with powders made of ground-up minerals and stones, but the history of makeup becomes a little less colorful as time goes on -- quite literally. From the Middle Ages until the end of the 19th century, pale skin was in. Only prostitutes and lower class women would ...