n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Colour and camouflage : editor's forum

Volume 39, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



The history of makeup dates back approximately 6 000 years to ancient Egypt, where it apparently served to protect against the elements and to improve people's looks. Back then, uguent was used to moisturise the skin and kohl to highlight the eye features. Surviving paintings and busts show that both men and women used makeup, and special attention was given to the eyes.

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