A TIMELINE OF COSMETICS AND MAKE UP
By Tim Lambert
3,300 BC People in Southern Europe tattoo themselves
2,000 BC In Iraq women use perfumes and pigments for their eyes and lips
1,200 BC Egyptians use black eyeliner and green pigment for their eyebrows. They also use rouge.
400 BC Greeks wash in a bowl on a pedestal called a louterion
100 Roman towns have public baths. People rub themselves with olive oil then scrape it off with a wooden tool.
1250 Women curl their hair with hot tongs and dye their hair. They use vegetable dyes to colour their faces and nails.
1498 Toothbrushes are invented in China
1580 White lead is used to get a pale complexion. Women curl their hair with hot tongs and dye their hair. They use vegetable dyes to colour their faces and nails.
1680 People are now using toothbrushes in England
1767 The first modern shower is invented
1860 Women use lampblack as eye shadow. They also use rouge.
1888 The first modern deodorant is invented
1892 The collapsible toothpaste tube is invented
1901 The first face lift is performed
1907 The first synthetic hair dye is invented
1913 Mascara is invented
1915 Lipstick is first sold in push up sticks
1916 False eyelashes are invented
1917 Modern nail varnish is invented
1920s Women now shave their legs as dresses are shorter
1932 Modern lip gloss goes on sale
1948 Hairspray is invented
1948 The first laundrette in Britain opens
1974 The first liposuction if performed
1975 Disposable razors for women go on sale
1978 The suntan bed is invented
A history of cosmetics
A timeline of womens underwear
A history of washing