June 02, 2006

The history behind cosmetics

The history of cosmetics is part of my project, so here are some highlights… none of it science!

The first eye colouring cosmetics recorded were also the first to have preservatives (thogh it was coincidental). Yes, really!

Soap was outlawed by the Catholic church in the middle ages because bearing skin to bath was considered evil… isn't that interesting?

Oooo also, you know those beauty patches that the big–wigs wore? Well, where it was on the face indicated if the individual was a flirty Gerty, a Mrs or smouldering with passion! A bit more subtle than getting your boobs out for a night out!

I'm not enjoying the write up, but every now and again I read something that makes me go ooo!

All together now… "Ooo


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