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Makeup falls under the category of “beauty,” but did you know that during Medieval times, excessive makeup was considered vulgar? It’s true. This is because Christian writers at the time viewed this kind of look as disagreeable.

Also, in Ancient Greece, women darkened their eyebrows with burnt cork or soot! But what’s more interesting is the fact that they used poisonous materials to make up their faces, too.

These are just some of the wonderful and weird facts about makeup we learned from vlogger and author Lisa Eldridge. Her video begins in ancient Egypt and journeys all the way to the 21st century, and it really casts a new light on makeup. We promise you will learn something new.