The History of Makeup Essay

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Have you ever thought about who created makeup? Or how it was created? When, where and how? Why was it created? How has it changed over time? Has it affected anyone? Well I’m going to tell you some of it. Make up wasn’t just created by powder or anything small and simple like that, no. Makeup actually has a lot of its own differences. In 180 BCE was when makeup had first had started but it wasn’t commonly used as much as then. People would limit the use of makeup because it was so expensive and hard to get and or find. The women who actually had it or used it were the prostitutes and the wealthier women. The “Cheap Knockoff’s” were the ones who were sold to the poorer women. The people didn’t really care if the slaves used makeup but most …show more content…
Makeup wasn’t the easiest thing to find or create. The things makeup contained back then will leave you breathless. I wouldn’t have imagined that makeup used so many different things through history. Makeup has a lot of steps to it than just applying it on your face. Makeup seems like it’s nothing but it has a lot to it especially history because it has changed a whole lot over time. It hasn’t only changed by the ingredients but the colors and designers as well as time keeps going by new things also come out.
One of the things used in the 1600’s was cow fertilizer. They would use it to put in on their face like as mascara. In my opinion I think that’s just disgusting. It’s also dangerous because it can have bacteria and it can make you sick and it can cause your face to go worse. The ones who used this type of makeup were the ones who actually started to wear what’s called “Makeup”. They used it to cover their face from things. For example, it was like clothing for all over your body. The ones who first started to wear makeup would do whatever to try to make it and they would also use whatever to finish it and apply it on their face. Back then people were addressed by the “lower class” “middle class” and “upper class” right? Well I didn’t know that makeup was addressed the same way, but it was. I honestly never thought that was right. I don’t think that’s fair…