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These Are All The Ways Women's Makeup Has Changed Throughout History (Video)

Beauty, it’s said, is in the eye of the beholder.

Thus, standards of beauty are fluid and ever-changing. Of course, we already know this — Cut Video demonstrated the changing standards of beauty in its “100 Years of Beauty” series, which documents the changes in several cultures over periods of time.

This video is similar — except instead of focusing on the broad umbrella of “beauty,” it focuses specifically on how makeup practices have changed over time throughout several cultures including Ancient Egypt, the Elizabethan Era and the modern age.

It's truly fascinating to see the different ways in which women throughout history have expressed themselves through cosmetics and interesting to think how these practices will change in the future.

Check it out up top.

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Gillian Fuller

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Gillian Fuller graduated from New York University in 2014 and joined the Elite Daily team shortly after as a Staff Writer. She previously worked as a freelance writer for Time Out New York and Racked, mainly covering fashion and beauty.
Gillian Fuller graduated from New York University in 2014 and joined the Elite Daily team shortly after as a Staff Writer. She previously worked as a freelance writer for Time Out New York and Racked, mainly covering fashion and beauty.

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