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?

 

Image courtesy of KM Paint

Image courtesy of KM Paint

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

Image courtesy of Kulfoto

Image courtesy of Kulfoto

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

Where's my poop? (Image courtesy of Oddee)

Where’s my poop? (Image courtesy of Oddee)

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

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

Image courtesy of Garden Web

Image courtesy of Garden Web

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

Tom Cruise is a fan of bird poop! (Image courtesy of Oh No They Didn't!

Tom Cruise is a fan of bird poop! (Image courtesy of Oh No They Didn’t!)

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 Manly Curls)

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

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

Image courtesy of Batobalani

Image courtesy of Batobalani

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 Vanderbilt)

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

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

Not on your face Flipper!!! (Image courtesy of Talk Dolphin)

Not on your face Flipper!!! (Image courtesy of Talk Dolphin)

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

 

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