Archaeologists found 164,000-year old makeup in a South African cave. The makeup, consisting of 57 pieces of ground-up rock.
Humans painted their bodies using plant and earthen materials.
Egyptian women apply galena mesdemet [copper and lead ore mix]
Makeup was believed to protect one from evil. Kohl, a dark-coloured powder made by grinding burnt almonds.
Beauty cases were crafted using cherished woods and containers made of hand- blown glass.
Black hair was enhanced by using minerals derived from Black Antimony (a metallic element) that was mixed with animal fat.
During the European middle ages, pale skin was a sign of wealthy lifestyle.
In China and Japan, rice powder was applied to the face, eyebrows were shaved and teeth were painted gold or black.
The most dangerous beauty aids during this time were white lead and powdered mercury.
Zinc oxide was found to be a safer alternative to lead.
Women made their own form of mascara by adding hot beads of black wax to the tips of their eyelashes.
The first modern commercial mascara formulated was named after Mabel
Cover Girl make-up, one of the first brands sold in grocery stores and targeted to teens
Make-up products for men become more available
The global beauty market is forecast to reach $265 billion in 2017.