Surprising Makeup Facts

Expensive Lipstick

Would you believe the world's most expensive lipstick costs $62,000? Luxury jeweler created it with diamonds!

Space makeup

Astronauts use weightlessness-resistant makeup for space missions.

Lipstick Effect

Lipstick sales rise in recessions. The "lipstick effect" is when people buy cheap luxuries in hard times.

Hollywood's Max Factor

Max Factor, the Hollywood makeup artist who revolutionized the beauty industry in the early 1900s, made "makeup" popular.

Victorian Toxic Beauty

Victorian women bleached with arsenic and lead. They had no idea these toxic substances were harmful!

Renaissance Eyebrows

Renaissance beauty valued high foreheads. Egg whites were used to smooth hairlines and pluck eyebrows.

Egyptian Red Lip

Cleopatra's red lips, still stunning today, were made from crushed carmine beetles and ants' eggs.

Mesopotamian Origin

Did you know Mesopotamia invented makeup? Over 5,000 years ago, women beautified with kohl and crushed gemstones!

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