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Historical origins of 5 popular beauty products

Published on Jun 02, 2023 04:33 PM IST
  • These beauty products have evolved and undergone significant changes over time, incorporating advancements in technology, ingredients, and cultural influences.
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The use of beauty products can be traced back thousands of years, with ancient civilizations and cultures developing various methods and ingredients to enhance their appearance. Here are the historical origins of five makeup products. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 02, 2023 04:33 PM IST

The use of beauty products can be traced back thousands of years, with ancient civilizations and cultures developing various methods and ingredients to enhance their appearance. Here are the historical origins of five makeup products. (Unsplash)

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Blush:  Also known as rouge or blusher, this beauty product has a long history dating back centuries. The origins of blush can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In ancient Egypt, both men and women used natural substances to add colour to their cheeks and lips. They created blush by crushing berries and applying the resulting juice to their cheeks.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 02, 2023 04:33 PM IST

Blush:  Also known as rouge or blusher, this beauty product has a long history dating back centuries. The origins of blush can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In ancient Egypt, both men and women used natural substances to add colour to their cheeks and lips. They created blush by crushing berries and applying the resulting juice to their cheeks.(Unsplash)

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Nail Polish: Nail polish, or a form of it, has been used for thousands of years for both decorative and practical purposes. One of the earliest forms of nail polish dates back to ancient China around 3000 BCE. During this time, nail colour was achieved by using a mixture of beeswax, gum Arabic, gelatin, and egg white. This mixture was then tinted with various colours, including red and black, to create a lacquer-like substance. The Chinese used this coloured mixture to decorate their nails and distinguish social classes. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 02, 2023 04:33 PM IST

Nail Polish: Nail polish, or a form of it, has been used for thousands of years for both decorative and practical purposes. One of the earliest forms of nail polish dates back to ancient China around 3000 BCE. During this time, nail colour was achieved by using a mixture of beeswax, gum Arabic, gelatin, and egg white. This mixture was then tinted with various colours, including red and black, to create a lacquer-like substance. The Chinese used this coloured mixture to decorate their nails and distinguish social classes. (Unsplash)

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Eyeliner: The use of eyeliner also has ancient origins, dating back thousands of years. Like lipstick, eyeliner was popular among various ancient civilizations for cosmetic purposes. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 02, 2023 04:33 PM IST

Eyeliner: The use of eyeliner also has ancient origins, dating back thousands of years. Like lipstick, eyeliner was popular among various ancient civilizations for cosmetic purposes. (Unsplash)

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Lipstick: The use of lipstick can be traced back thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians are often credited with the earliest known use of lipstick. They used a combination of crushed gemstones and insects to create a vibrant red pigment, which they applied to their lips and cheeks. This practice was not limited to women; men in ancient Egypt also used lipstick as a form of adornment. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 02, 2023 04:33 PM IST

Lipstick: The use of lipstick can be traced back thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians are often credited with the earliest known use of lipstick. They used a combination of crushed gemstones and insects to create a vibrant red pigment, which they applied to their lips and cheeks. This practice was not limited to women; men in ancient Egypt also used lipstick as a form of adornment. (Unsplash)

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Khol: Throughout history, kohl, also known as kajal or surma, has remained a popular cosmetic product in many cultures. The use of kohl can be traced back to ancient civilizations in the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa. It has a long history of use as a cosmetic and medicinal product. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 02, 2023 04:33 PM IST

Khol: Throughout history, kohl, also known as kajal or surma, has remained a popular cosmetic product in many cultures. The use of kohl can be traced back to ancient civilizations in the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa. It has a long history of use as a cosmetic and medicinal product. (Unsplash)

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