10 Unusual Makeup Stuff in the Ancient Times

posted on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lifestyle Geek

Crocodile dung, gladiator sweat, nightingale’s poop as makeup? Definitely odd! But oh man, what were they thinking?


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1. The dirt and sweat from a sheep’s wool was used to make faces of ancient look pale.

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2. To highlight eyes and eyelashes, ancient women used lamp soot mixed with bear fat.

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3. Since looking pale was the “in” thing in the past, some women use dried crocodile dung and pat it on their face.



4. The sweat of a gladiator was worn by women as a perfume.

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5. Cleopatra used crushed beetles to make her lips red.

Tom Cruise is a fan of bird poop! (Image courtesy of )

6. Japanese women used poop from nightingales to make their skin white and improve its complexion.

If lard can make your hair look like this, you wouldn’t mind using it, would you? (Image courtesy of )

7. To style hair, lard was used during the 1800s.

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8. Urine was used by the Romans to whiten their teeth and freshen their breath.

Drinking it after dipping it in your hair? (Image courtesy of )

9. To make black hair shiny and sleek, Arabian women dip their hair in camel urine.

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10. To make their facial skin blush, Roman women rub brown seaweed on their face.