Smokey Eyes Makeup Images

Cosmetics have been used for as long as there have been people to use them. Face painting is mentioned in the Old Testament (Book of Ezekiel 23:40), and eye shadow was used in Egyptian burials dating back to 10,000 BC. The history of cosmetics traverse from at least 7,000 years and is common in mostly every society. Over the years many women have used burnt matches to intensify their eye makeup. Many women would often dust rice powder to hide any imperfections or freckles they had on their face. Eyeshadow or eye paint was very popular during the victorian era, less was more. The less eyeshadow you wore, the more respected you were. [unreliable source?] The word “cosmetae” was first used to describe Roman slaves whose duty was to bathe men and women in perfume. [unreliable source?]