Stunning Video Shows 100s of Years of Makeup Trends in 6 Minutes

posted: 10/22/15
by: Courtney Reimer

Makeup wasn't always about contouring and strobing -- once upon a time it was about making the most of what the natural world had to offer, and hoping the poisonous ingredients wouldn't do too much damage (as was the case in 16th Century Venice). A stunning video by makeup artist Lisa Eldridge explores the history of cosmetics from Egyptian times to now.

Some of the eras she skips through cosmetically:

Egyptian Times

Ancient Greece

Medieval Times

Flappers and Silent Movie Stars

'50s Glam

'80s Day-Glo

Modern "Nudes"

Watch the whole, mesmerizing video here: