People may be surprised to know that makeup has its own past. In fact there is a long history of makeup that has led it to the point where it is today. Pharaohs and great queens of Egypt wore, makeup thousands of years ago and while it wasn’t composed of the same materials, they still used it in similar ways as people do today. Women and men have been wearing cosmetics for over centuries and still are now in days. The styles have certainly undergone some dramatic changes over time but makeup is still being used the same way. Everyone wore makeup
Nutt Amy from the website History of Make Up discovered that the ancient Egyptians took a lot of pride in their appearance. Everyone, of all ages or gender wore make up. Men, women and children of all ages and classes wore makeup for important ceremonies like marriage, rebirth after death, temple festivals and religious ceremonies, and it was also used in the daily basis. Women wore it to attacked man, and men wore it to let the women know that they were clean men and liked to be attractive, most of the children wore it to be creative and fun.
All women and men wore this makeup for medical reason to protect themselves from the sunlight and other infections that were in Egypt. Now a day’s makeup is not worn to cure diseases or protect your self from sunlight but it is used to look more attractive. How it was made According to Mega Partin from the website Egypt Makeup. com Udju was made from green malachite (green ore of copper) from Sinai. Sinai and its mines were considered under the spiritual dominion of Hathor, ancient goddess of beauty, joy, love and women. Lady of Malachite. ” Mesdemet, a dark gray ore of lead, was derived from either stibnite (antimony sulphide) or, galena (lead sulphide. ) Galena was found around Aswan and on the Red Sea Coast. The powders in ancient Egypt, preparations were a little more different then ours. The cosmetic material had to be powdered on a palette and then this powder mixed with a substance, (analysis indicates that these were usually ointments derived from animal fat) to make the powder adhere to the eye.
Eyes liner was usually a powder substance it was made out of kohl made of crushed antimony, burnt almonds, lead, oxidized copper, ochre, ash malachite, chrysocolla (a blue-green copper ore). Mascara was made out of blended kohl with crocodile dung, water and honey blended together. These were they materials that Egyptian men slaves used to create makeup. Although we don’t make makeup with the same material it is still used in the same way as in Ancient Egypt, Eye Liner in Egypt According to Tiller Christy, eye liner was applied with a small stick.
The upper and lower eyelids were painted in a line that extended to the sides of the face for an almond effect. Dark thickly lined eyes were the fashion; eyeliner could restore poor eyesight and reduce eye. It was even thought. Eyeliner can be found in liquid, powder, wax, kohl, and even gel varieties. This was used in different ways by both men and women. It was worn in different styles women wore it in an almond shape because the eyebrows of the women were much more even. The men wore it under their eyes but a little bit darker.
Women now a day wear the eye liner like they used it in Egypt witch is called the “cat eye”. Mascara in Egypt Ancient Egyptians play a large part of the rich history of mascara. As far as 3400-30 B. B. Mega Partain from Egypt. com found in the sands of Egypt used bones and ivory as mascara applicators, water and honey to create the first mascara. Egyptians used mascara to deepen their lashes. Because eyes were believed to be the windows of the soul, they said that the makeup was used to ward of evil sprits and bad energy.
Egyptian men wore mascara, as did Egyptian women. Ancient drawings of Cleopatra suggest that mascara was widely using for protection, celebration and war and death practices. Although the Egyptians were the first know era that used mascara. The history of mascara began with cake mascara reformulated, and is still found today. Cleopatra’s beauty is a result of some excellent makeup, for their eyes. By the 1sy Dynasty of Egypt decided that decorating persons eyes, heeks and lips was consider a statement of royalty. We don’t use it the same and don’t look at it the same because back then they were queens and kings and today we don’t have any queens and kings to show royalty to because of their beauty. Lipstick in Egypt Lipstick was also applied with a small stick just like the eyeliner. The ancient Egyptian women squeezed out purple red color from iodine and bromine, leading to serious diseases. With time, it came to be known as “the kiss of death”.
Most of the women and also men died because of this lipstick the women died because they were wearing it and it went through their skin, the men died from it because they got kissed by the ladies who had it. It is said that Cleopatra’s lipstick were made from carmine beetles, which gave a strong red color pigment. This was mixed with and eggs, which provided the base. This lipstick is still used like it was used in Ancient Egypt it has the same base and shine to it. Eye Shadow in Egypt The Egyptians used eye shadow in their burials and back in 10,000 BC. Tillery Christy French from the website the History of Makeup. om says Eye shadow has been used in different parts of the world. However, the common fact in this culture is that eye shadow is generally used on females and very rarely on males. The western worlds consider eye shadows as a female makeup. This is because the average distance between eyebrows and eye lashes is more in women than in men. For the fact that its more girly then manly and men don’t believe in wearing makeup because it would make them feel feminine and in Egypt men like wearing makeup because it would make them look clean and attractive to women.
Makeup has been with us for centuries and is and can be used in many different ways with men and women, men use it for movies or any other type of action, and women use it to beautify themselves and attract males with the beautiful colors. Lip liner, lipstick, eyeliner, eye shadow, and mascara create gorgeous designs on your face that’s what they are made for, to create a different person and to make you feel better about your self.
It’s incredible what makeup can do, and how it was made before with animals, insects, and oil, the techniques that Egyptians used with the tools and the different Egyptian design they did on the lady’s face. I never imagined that makeup was used even before I was born. And now the different techniques that were used before are used now and are being passed on because of the queen Cleopatra. You will never see a woman walk out of their house with out being beautified, Cleopatra never walked out with out her makeup on why should you?