Huong Ngo

By Huong Ngo

LifeBuzz Staff

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Makeup. You DON’T Want To Know About #9.

As generations pass by, cosmetics are widely becoming more and more popular. As hard as it may be to believe, a lot of females today start wearing makeup in their pre-teens.

I remember when I was in middle school and high school, I barely knew how to use mascara and eyeliner. Girls in that particular age group nowadays know not only how to use mascara and eyeliner but also how to contour their face and blend eye shadows.

Because cosmetics are so widely used today, people forget how makeup was used in the past. Here's a few interesting facts on cosmetics that you probably didn't know beforehand.

#1. As cosmetics have been growing more and more popular amongst women, females have started using them at younger ages.

60% of 12-year-old girls use makeup.

#2. Elizabeth Taylor was the only woman on her set that was allowed to wear red lipstick.

All other women who wore red lipstick on set were allegedly banned.

Elizabeth Taylor was the only woman on her set that was allowed to wear red lipstick.

#3. Ever wondered what ingredient geishas used in their facials to make it so white?

The special ingredient is nightingale poop. Apparently, it helps fight wrinkles.

#4. The origins of the word "cosmetics" comes from the Greeks.

However, they weren't the first ones to use it, the Egyptians were.

#5. Another method women kept their skin looking pale in the past was using LEECHES.

Leeches would feed on the women's blood to keep their skin looking pale.

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