Astonishing Facts About Makeup

Facts About Makeup

Well, most of you might regularly use makeup. There is rarely any person who doesn’t own and loves good cosmetics. Though makeup items and cosmetics have become a part of our daily lives yet there are few things about this industry, which most of you might be unaware of. Below there are some astonishing facts about makeup.

Astonishing Facts About Makeup

1. Neon Nail Polish is illegal in the United State.

Neon Nail Polish

  • Love sporting shockingly bright polish on your digits? You might be in for a surprise: neon nail polish is actually illegal in the US.
  • So if your polishes are labeled as “Neon”, they are most likely imported or not truly made with neon colorants.
  • The reason? It’s less dramatic than you would think: Neon colorants have simply never been officially registered with the FDA.
2. Lipstick used to be Made with Crushed Jewels.


  • Giving a whole new spin to the term “luxury lip color,” it is said that ancient Mesopotamian women used to crush semi-precious jewels and use them to decorate their lips.
  • Since then, lipsticks have been made with everything from red beetles to fish scales — providing the whole new meaning to the term “all-natural.”
4. In the 1400S, “Beauty is Pain” had a Whole Different Meaning.
  • Pale, untouched-by-the-sun skin was all the rage for the women of the 15th century.
  • If women weren’t naturally gifted with a porcelain complexion, they’d do everything from using leeches to “blood-letting,” a dubious medical practice of withdrawing a small quantity of blood to cure or prevent illness.
  • Some women even used a white lead product called Venetian cerus, which caused hair loss and, in some cases, death. Yikes.
5. The Trend of the Tanned, Golden Skin was an Accident.
  • In the 1920s, fashion designer Coco Chanel accidentally got a sunburn while visiting the French Riviera.
  • When she arrived back home, the sunburn had faded into a tan.
  • Her fans started adopting this look, hoping to follow the luxurious lifestyle of this chic and stylish woman.

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