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Makeup goes way way back — even way before the Elizabethan era when women used powder to whiten their faces and rouge to darken their lips. In fact, the ancient Egyptians are known to have first used the world’s first set of cosmetics. The women used burnt matches to darken their eyes. Back then, berries weren’t just for eating as well. These fruits were quite important in staining their lips.

However, did you know that it is believed that so vain were the women back then that they even resorted to using men’s urine to lighten their freckles and swallowing ox blood to better their complexions? How things have changed because these misguided beliefs have long been debunked and the creation of makeup nowadays involves the use of scientific studies and experiments before making anything available to the public.

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