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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_cosmetics

The history of cosmetics spans at least 6000 years and is present in almost every society on ... It is known that some women in ancient Rome invented make up including lead-based formulas, to whiten .... In the Middle Ages it was thought sinful and immoral to wear makeup by Church leaders, but many women still did so.

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

May 22, 2014 ... Today, a great percentage of women (and a small percentage of men) ... to the ancient Egyptians, who were the first women to wear makeup.

www.quora.com/When-did-women-start-wearing-makeup

Amazing question. The history of make-up dates back to ancient times probably 69BC, when Cleopatra used different combinations to protect ...

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

1920s makeup history, the cosmetics industry and how real women really wore makeup. ... Before the 20th century, “nice girls” did not wear makeup which was ...

www.cosmeticsinfo.org/Ancient-history-cosmetics

Women carry cosmetics to parties in makeup boxes and keep them under their ... The colors used represent social class: Chou dynasty royals wear gold and ...

www.vintageconnection.net/ModesInMakeup.htm

The makeup of the past is often a mystery to us. What sort of makeup was fashionable during what periods? Did only “fast” women wear makeup before the 20th ...

www.historyofcosmetics.net

... period when women were not considered beautiful if they did not wear cosmetics. ... The long and interesting story of makeup history can change the way you ...

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/21/why-do-girls-wear-makeup-google-answer

Oct 21, 2015 ... So is makeup necessary seasoning, a conniving ploy by manipulative sexpots, or neither? Ask a group of women why they wear makeup and ...

www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1nowq3/when_and_why_did_women_start_wearing_makeup

An exact date or time frame of when women (or people in general) first began to wear make up is very hard to pin down. Cosmetics have been ...