Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Evolution of Makeup: 5 INTERESTING FACTS FROM HISTORY OF COSMETICS
1.Did you know that the first archaeological evidence of cosmetics usage was found in Egypt around 3500 BC? During the Ancient Egypt Royals such as Nefertiti, Nefertari, mask of Tutankhamun used different cosmetics and makeup including eyeliner!!
2.The popular trend for women during Middle Ages was to have a pale-skinned complexion, which was achieved through either applying pastes of lead, chalk, or flour, or by bloodletting.
3.Did you know that in the 19th century wearing makeup was consider improper? Queen Victoria publicly declared makeup vulgar, and acceptable only for use by actors. Adolf Hitler told women that face painting was for clowns and not for the women of the master race.
4.Did you know that French the first safe commercial hair dye was developed by chemist Eugene Schueller? In 1910, he named his company L'Oreal.
5.The first sunscreen was developed by a Miami Beach pharmacist, Benjamin Green during the War in 1944 to protect soldiers in the South Pacific.