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with the Egyptians. Many Egyptian tombs were found that contained makeup canisters and kits. Cleopatra used lipstick that got its hue from ground carmine beetles, while other women used clay mixed with water to color their lips. But most notable is kohl.  A mixture of metal, lead, copper, ash and burnt almonds, all around their eyes.

The ancient Greeks and Romans were also fans , they painted their faces with powders made of ground-up minerals and stones.

Pioneers: In 1914, Max Factor, who provided wigs to Hollywood studios, developed a greasepaint foundation that wouldn’t cake or crack. It was super popular with movie stars and it marked Factor’s first major success in the cosmetic industry. Factor would go on to develop lip gloss and an eyebrow pencil, and he popularized the word “makeup.” In the 1920s, he began marketing his makeup to the public with the claims that they could look like their favorite movie stars.

 

 

In 1915, T.L. Williams started the Maybelline Company. Williams’ sister, Mabel, had what he thought was an ingenious way to make her lashes look striking — she mixed petroleum jelly and coal dust. Williams distilled the formula into cake form and eventually found great success in selling it to the public

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