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Makeup Has Come a Long Way Since Black Tooth Dye Was a Thing

BY: Colleen Loggins Loster | Mar 20, 2014

The 100,000-year history of cosmetics proves there’s nothing more timeless than smearing stuff on your face to look pretty.


See how hairstyles have changed throughout history in this article.

Sources: Inventing Beauty by Teresa Riordan | Wigs and Make-up for Theatre, TV and Film by Patricia Baker | "Reading Our Lips: The History of Lipstick Regulation in Western Seats of Power" by Sarah Schaffer | Egyptian Makeup, | Hidden Histories: Cosmetics

Illustration: Jessica Duff, Groupon