If you’ve ever wondered how certain makeup products came into existence, you’ve come to the right place. To kick things off, I’m going to tell you about eyeliner, which is one of the oldest cosmetics in the world!
Eyeliner is not only one of the most versatile beauty products a person can own, but it is also one that is steeped in a rich history that reveals details of a time long ago. It was first used in Ancient Egypt, where both men and women rimmed their eyes with a mineral mixture for sun protection and to reap the benefits of eyeliner’s supposed antibacterial properties. It is also said that eyeliner was used to protect people from the evil eye.
Eyeliner is notably present in Ancient Egyptian Art, as seen below:
Bust of Tutankhamun
The 1930s brought the beginning of eyeliner being applied right on the lash line, which created a graphic look.
Photo Credits: National Geographic, System of Strings, Last.fm
Original post: Michelle Phan