10 Weird and Wacky Beauty Facts


10 Weird ,Wacky Beauty Facts That Every Women must Know

10 Weird ,Wacky Beauty Facts That Every Women must Know

Some of the crazy things people have done in the name of beauty throughout history.

We recently got our hands on 100,000 Years of Beauty, a collection of five books commissioned by L’Oréal in honor of its 100th birthday, and unlike your high school history textbooks, these reads won’t put you to sleep. Each volume is loaded with fascinating beauty facts that had us saying, “They did what?!” (Now we can’t help but wonder what people will think of spray-tanning, teeth-bleaching, and Brazilian bikini waxing in another 100,000 years.) Here are some of the crazy things people have done in the name of beauty throughout history, plus some other Jeopardy-worthy tidbits.

1. The term for a makeup artist in Egyptian hieroglyphic is derived from the root “sesh,” which means, “to write, to engrave.” Makeup application was taken pretty seriously back then: the same accuracy was needed to paint lips as to write out a text. (FYI: By “text” we mean etching symbols into a rock, not typing out a message on your iPhone.)

10 Weird ,Wacky Beauty Facts That Every Women must Know

2. Perfume was central to Egyptian civilization and was used for both cosmetic and medical purposes. For example, Kyphi, one of the most famous Egyptian perfumes, made from flowers, honey, wine and berries, was also prepared as a drink to cure lung, intestinal, and liver problems. That said, don’t go chugging a bottle of Chanel No. 5 to cure your next hangover.

10 Weird ,Wacky Beauty Facts That Every Women must Know


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