Instagram MUA Shares Ancient Makeup Hacks That Still Work


Ancient beauties have triggered such deathly wars that we, as post-modern humans, are always left wondering just how beautiful these women must have been. Whether it was Cleopatra or Helen of Troy or Pygmalion, these beautiful faces have stolen hearts and waged wars in almost every century. Looking at sketches and portraits of the pulchritudinous women, we are often stunned at the seraphic beauty. But let’s get real for a moment. Though there is no denying that astounding beauty prevailed then, artifacts have been found that prove that this beauty was often supplemented by, well, for the lack of a better term, tricks. Like the 2,000 year old ancient makeup hacks and face cream to spring baths used by princesses, what we see today is an ‘attaboy’ to how far the makeup and skincare industry has come. 

Instagram MUA Shares Ancient Makeup Hacks That Still Work
via Erin Parsons on instagram

However, old remains gold, and so do old beauty tricks, skin remedies and makeup hacks. What did people use on their lips before there was no lipstick? How did they fill their brows without a sharp brow pencil? This instagram influencer, Erin Parsons, is showing us how we can get back to our roots and create makeup products that were used by our beautiful ancestors!

A lip salve, or a lip balm. Don’t you just love the tint?

Take a guess: what do you think the ancients used for eyeliner, eyeshadow and brow pencil? Burnt cork, we kid you not. And it was perfect!

We are stunned by this ancient eyeshadow repurposing!

Here’s where blush and lipsticks came from in the old times!

Cake mascara was used ardently for centuries because of the graceful result. Will you try it today?

Have you seen the 1944 film Covergirl? The wet-dry technique still works. And it is unscathed!

How were they doing their makeup in 1960? Cream first, powder next!

Um, would you use a bunny foot to apply blush on your cheeks? The ancients loved to!

Which of these old timey makeup hacks did you love and are going to try? Tell us below!

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