History shows that cosmetics have been used since as early as the Ancient Egyptians. The way the Ancient Egyptians created black eye makeup was through the use of galena and kohl. Galena is a blue-grey natural mineral form of lead sulfide. Kohl is a mixture of soot and galena. The Egyptians also were able to create green eye makeup by using malachite, which is a copper ore, a carbonate mineral, copper carbonate hydroxide, which has a very vibrant green colour. As for eye make up or rouge, the Egyptians used a pigment that is made from naturally tinted clay, which is called red ochre. Some other ways that the Egyptians created makeup was the use of henna, henna is a dye that is made from the leaves and shoots of the henna shrub.
The Ancient Egyptians had many reason for using makeup. One of the main reason for using eye makeup was to define the eye, and give the eyes a more cat like appearance. (Cats were considered sacred in ancient Egyptian society. Many animals in Egypt were linked to gods and goddesses, but only the cat was considered to be semi-divine in its own right
As a result all cats were in theory under the protection of the pharaoh and hurting a cat was treasonous.)
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Kohl was prescribed in Ancient Egyptian times for use against eye diseases. Galena, which is made from kohl had disinfectant qualities. Kohl also was a used as a shield against the sun and was a deterrent to flies. The Egyptians also used makeup for religious and magical reasons. Makeup was used to induce or evoke the eye of Horus, whom is the God of the sky and the sun.
Makeup certainly started with the The Ancient Egyptians, & the concept of using makeup is still evident to this very day. Makeup is a never-ending imaginative creation. There does not seem to be an end to the use of makeup, and I doubt there will be an end anytime soon.
Currently there is only a limited makeup look I am allowed, such as coloured lip balm and mascara and if my brothers aint around I’ll experiment with eyelooks. But I monitor and research what my makeup looks I will eventually rock.
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