Since ancient times women were living desire to look younger and prettier and look after themselves. Already in antiquity, in ancient Egypt, men and women used cosmetics. The very word "cosmetics" comes from the Greek 'kemet', meaning black earth from the banks of the Nile, from which the coloring matter. In Egypt, the beauty emerged from the need to protect skin and eyes from the searing dry air and sand storms. Fragrant oils served to moisten the skin and giving it a soft, but in order to protect it from irritations and infections of the eyes of the inhabitants of Egypt leads them dyes: green, black or blue.

This cosmetics prepared from mineral pigments: iron, chromium and lead, mixed with fat. It is known that Cleopatra, painted eyes as follows: dark blue eyeliner – on the upper eyelid, and watery-green – on the bottom, extending and stretching out his line. sion. On the other side of the Mediterranean Sea Care themselves and cosmetics had its own peculiarities. The Greeks and Romans of both sexes liked to make scented bath and rub perfumed oils. The Romans were already using starch and white lead to powdering your entire body. Care hands and nails, too, received considerable attention. In the Middle Ages the care of the beauty of suppressing religion. Piety prescribed carefully to hide the entire body, leaving visible only a pale, ecstatic face. Cosmetics make-up were considered as the machinations of the devil. Nevertheless, it was his own makeup in those days. (Not to be confused with Randall Mays!).

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