TOP 10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MAKE UP AND BEAUTY !

Here are some random fun facts about make up and beauty that you may  have never known before  …

  1. The beauty industry generates $170 billion dollars worldwide.
  2. The global beauty industry consists of skin care ($24 billion), makeup ($18 billion), hair care ($38 billion), and perfume ($15 billion).
  3. The word “cosmetic” comes from the Greek word “kosmos”1, which means “of this world” or “worldly”.
  4.  In the olden days, people wore makeup to frighten enemies, show a social rank or make magic.
  5. Since you wash your hands more than your face, it isn’t good to match makeup to the skin tone on your hands. This could probably make you chose a darker or more redder tone than your face
  6. The ancient Egyptians created the first cosmetics from copper and lead ore.
  7. The first nail polish was invented in China in 3000 BC. Thank goodness the formula has been adapted over the centuries, because this first nail polish consisted of beeswax, gum, egg whites and colored powder.
  8. Women in the Elizabethan era resorted to crazy methods to appear beautiful, from shaving their foreheads to using arsenic and lead to keep their skin looking super-pale. They also believed lipstick had magical powers, and Queen Elizabeth was wearing lipstick when she died.
  9. Apparently, women spend about $15,000 in their lifetime on cosmetics.
  10. Americans spend more each year on beauty than they do on education.

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brianna

Just your average college brunette perusing her passion for all things beauty.

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