Hidden Histories: Cosmetics

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

09:33

from Archaeosoup Productions

Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

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

  • 2

    Ancient Egyptians believed elaborate eye makeup could ward off evil spirits. (4:18)

  • 3

    Vikings shared cosmetic practices among both genders. (6:27)

See all

Accidents

Education

Fire

Fringe Theory

Get smarter every day! Like us on Facebook.
You'll get the most interesting and engaging topics in your feed, straight from our team of experts.