"Apparently, the first “make-up” appeared in prehistoric time. Indeed, according to certain frescos, prehistoric men practiced body painting composed of plants and crushed earth, but this remains very vague."
"According to accessories found to product make-up, and according to the Hebrew Bible, people used to use ointments, fragrant fatty substances as cosmetic at that time."
"Creation of lipsticks, henna and kohl in Egypt, above all for priests and rites during ceremonies; Then the women after some time."
"The make-up arrived in Greece from the exchange of spices, and was only used by the courtesans and the inverted persons, and was a sign of impurity, known as “the devil’s weapon”."
"Some women in Greece used whitewash, but only in their houses. Some women also used make-up for hygienic purposes, to protect themselves against infection... but also from bad luck!"
"Many ethnic groups in Africa, such as Congo, Ethiopia and Madagascar used to color their faces by no-acceptance of skin color. Nowaday, many tribes continue this practice."
"Thanks to the Crusades, the make-up arrived in Europe. Initially, it included foundation and hair coloring and was only restricted to nobles,"
"The ideal of feminine beauty consisted in having the complexion diaphan by powdering itself with white lead and red ocher, And applying red make-up: the nails cheeks and the lip with the cochineal, the venetian blonde hair with a mixture Saffron, lemon and sun."
"It is from this period that the make-up spreads to all the different social classes, with a special use of red. It was known too be used too much, even for the night, before going to bed."
"Back to simplicity, for hygiene matters first, and also because the use of toxic material was increasing awareness in the public opinion. During this century, the only perons who used to wear make-up were marginal people."
"Progress through biological and health research. Arrival of surfactants and preservatives for makeup, limiting contamination and other diseases. Make-up becomes unigen for women"
"Arrival of new technologies: regulated and more secure make-up, and one of the most dynamic markets today. Today makeup is used to idealize woman, seduce, and will probably return to the multigene soon."