Hidden Histories: Cosmetics

Makeup has archaic roots. The earliest found cosmetics may date back as many as 100,000 years ago in South Africa.

Hidden Histories: Cosmetics


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Key Facts In This Video

  1. In 2011, archeologists discovered what may be the oldest evidence of make-up in the world. 01:01

  2. Ancient Egyptians believed elaborate eye makeup could ward off evil spirits. 04:18

  3. Vikings shared cosmetic practices among both genders. 06:27