According to Wikipedia, “The history of cosmetics spans at least 6000 years and is present in almost every society on earth.” Some archaeological evidence suggests that the use of makeup dates back 10,000 years. There is no doubt that it was used in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece.
Whose beauty thus all hearts engages?
To answer is no easy task;
For she has really two ages.
Stiff in brocard, and pinch'd in stays,
Her patches, paint, and jewels on;
All day let envy view her face;
And Phyllis is but twenty-one.
Paint, patches, jewels laid aside,
At night astronomers agree,
The evening has the day belied;
And Phyllis is some forty-three.
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