24 Things About Makeup You Didn’t Know… Everyone Should Stop Doing #8.
Walking through the cosmetics aisles at the drugstore can be an overwhelming experience, but there's even more to the work of makeup and beauty than meets the eye. In fact, the industry has a strange and often-shocking history -- in other words, you might not believe what some people used to do to make themselves beautiful.
Below are 24 bizarre and fascinating facts about beauty and cosmetics, dating back thousands of years all the way to today. Check them out below, but be warned: Putting on lipstick might never be the same.
#1. Around the year 1400, it was popular for women to be hairless. They would shave their heads and pluck their eyebrows and eyelashes completely away.
#2. The first nail polish formula came from China in 3000 B.C. It was made from egg whites, colored powder, beeswax, and gum.
#3. Pale skin was very desirable years ago, and during medieval times people used leeches to "bleed themselves" to achieve the look.
#4. In 18th century England, men could divorce their wives if they caught them wearing makeup.
#5. In 1915, a fashion ad was published featuring a woman with shaved armpits. After that, shaving your armpits became popular and has been ever since.
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