Amanda

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The History Of Makeup Reveals Some Disturbing Looks… WTF Ancient Greece!

Much like fashion, makeup and cosmetics have a history that dates back thousands of years. Throughout the course of history, it was used to both oppress and empower women, either celebrated or shunned depending on the mood of the time.

Makeup artist Lisa Eldridge has made a video that takes viewers through some of the most significant periods of cosmetic use throughout history. Her own interpretation of each look is visually stunning, and the lessons this video provides will be compelling for makeup and history-lovers alike.

Eldridge explains the usage of high-impact blush in 18th century France. There was a reason that aristocratic women wore as much blush as they did.

Eldridge explains the usage of high-impact blush in 18th century France. There was a reason that aristocratic women wore as much blush as they did.

And you won't believe what type of cosmetic upkeep was popular in ancient Greece -- some of their beauty products were truly dangerous.

And you won't believe what type of cosmetic upkeep was popular in ancient Greece -- some of their beauty products were truly dangerous.

To see explanations for the photos above, and for more makeup through the ages, check out the video below.

Up next, 24 fascinating facts about makeup.

Source: Lisa Eldridge

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