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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.

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.

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.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 ...

vintagedancer.com/1920s/makeup-starts-the-cosmetics-industry

Before the 20th century, “nice girls” did not wear makeup which was commonly called “paint.” This differed from cosmetics such as face creams and similar products that were intended to improve the skin, not mask it in the way that paint did. Even into the 1910s, what we would call makeup today was associated with  ...

www.localhistories.org/cosmetics.html

A BRIEF HISTORY OF COSMETICS AND MAKE UP. By Tim Lambert ... Roman women also used face packs using ingredients like crocodile dung (if they could afford it!). Roman women ... In the late 18th century a book called The Toilet of Flora (published in 1784) gave advice about preparing make up. (The word toilet is ...

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 ...