SYMHC Classics: Cosmetics From Ancient Egypt to the Modern World

Yue stoneware covered dish with lotus pattern, probably for cosmetics. Southern Dynasties period, China, 6th century. Photo by Museum of East Asian Art/Heritage Images/Getty Images

We're revisiting an episode from 2014 about makeup, which has a rich and lengthy history that spans the globe and crosses cultures. From 10,000 B.C.E. to the 20th century, people have been using cosmetics to enhance their looks -- sometimes with unintended side effects.

Here is the original episode:

And here are the show notes:

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