Most people use makeup at least once a week. It’s rare to find someone who doesn’t love good cosmetics and owns them. Although cosmetics and makeup have become an integral part of our daily lives, there are still many things that you may not know about the industry.

These are some facts that you might not know about your beloved cosmetics:

1) The makeup industry is one the largest industries in the world.

Beauty is worth more than $200 billion in the world

Good makeup can make you look great, but it’s also a way to make money. L’oreal, Chanel and MAC all make millions every year selling cosmetics. A study found that women spend approximately $15,000 per year on cosmetics.

2) The makeup industry is one of the oldest industries in the world.

Cleopatra and Ancient Egyptians were thought to have been the first to use cosmetics back in 4,000 B.C.

Although the Greeks are credited with creating the term “cosmetics”, it was the ancient Egyptians who first used makeup.

Egyptians used to fill in their eyebrows with Kohl, a cream made of sheep’s fat and powdered lead or antimony.

3) Patent for nail polishes dates back to 1919. It was light pink.

It is interesting to note that the first nail polish was created in China in 3000 B.C.

The original formula that the Chinese used was not the same as the one we use today. It contained a mix of beeswax and gum.

Neon nail polishes are illegal in the United States.

4) It is also credited to the Egyptians for creating the perfume. They used it both cosmetically and medically.

Cleopatra is said to have perfumed her ship sails so that everyone could smell her arrival.

Talking about perfumes, Estee Lauder is said to have dropped a bottle of her perfume onto the floor of a departmental store so that women could smell it and ask what it was. This created the first customer base for her products.

It would be best if you also learned from her some marketing techniques.

5) Worldwide, there are approximately 900 million lipsticks sold each year.

Red lipstick was made by the Aztecs using beetles.

Lipsticks are the best cosmetics product. This lipstick is the most popular cosmetic product in the world. Elizabethan people believed lipsticks had magical powers.

You might like your lipstick colour, but you may not like others using it. Elizabeth Taylor is the best, as she allegedly forbade other women from wearing red lipstick.

6) Officially, Eugene Rimmel created the first mascara in the 19th Century.

Ironically, Rimmel is often translated to mascara in many languages.

Although Rimmel was officially the creator of the first mascara, Elizabethan-era ladies used some form of coal tar mascara. Although Rimmel is the one who invented mascara, T.L. Williams created a similar product. His new company was called Maybelline.

7) Romans were fascinated by teeth whitening, and the ancient Romans had their toothpaste.

Ancient Roman toothpaste used ammonia from human urine to whiten the teeth.

According to some ancient Romans, a very unusual method was used to whiten teeth. Some people used urine therapy to whiten their teeth in ancient Rome and other parts of the globe. This included brushing and gargling with urine.

This is possibly the most shocking fact about cosmetics.

8) Roman women used belladonna to make their pupils appear larger and more attractive.

You can even make acne treatments with butter and barley flour.

The Egyptians were the most advanced in makeup and fashion, with the Greeks being close behind. The belladonna drops used by the Romans were so deadly that they could even kill someone. The Greeks darkened their eyelashes with black incense. They even used vermillion, berries juice and black incense to darken their eyelashes.

9) In 1889, the first deodorant was introduced to the market.

Globally, people spend nearly $18 billion annually on antiperspirants and deodorants.

The deodorant is one of today’s most sought-after products. Deodorants are used by everyone, regardless of sexual orientation. It might surprise you to learn that both men and women can use deodorants. Both male and female deodorants have the same basic components. The difference is in the packaging and the scent.

10) Only after 1915 did hairless underarms become fashionable

The Wilkenson Sword razor firm first declared underarm hair unfeminine in 1915, after a cover photo of Harper’s Bazaar without any.

It was considered acceptable for women to have underarm hairs before 1915. The advertisement made it clear that the underarm hairs were unfeminine and unhygienic. This one advertisement changed the industry for good.

 

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