Egyptian mummy mask of a Queen from the 19th dynasty During the reign of Ramesses II Ca. 1200 BCE (This is made out of Wood).
These ancient artisans were very talented. This carved image of her almost looks like she’s coming to life.-Sola
Eyeliner was first used in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as a dark black line around the eyes. As early as 10,000 BC, Egyptians wore various cosmetics not only for aesthetics but to protect the skin from the desert sun. Research has also speculated that eyeliner was worn to protect the wearer from the evil eye. The characteristic of having heavily lined eyes has been frequently depicted in ancient Egyptian art. They produced eyeliner with a variety of materials, including copper ore and antimony. Ancient Egyptian kohl contained galena, which was imported from nearby regions in the Land of Punt, Coptos and Western Asia.
Canopic Jar above of Kiya – (Metropolitan Museum of Art) source: ancient-egyptian-queens-mystery-of-kiya
In the 1920s, Tutankhamun‘s tomb was discovered, introducing the use of eyeliner to the Western world. The 1920s were an era commonly associated with many changes in women’s fashion, and women felt freer to apply makeup more liberally.
Above is one of the Canopic jars found in Tutankamen’s tomb. They were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife. They were commonly either carved from limestone or were made of pottery.
I love her nose.
Eyeliner is commonly used as a daily make up routine to define the eye or create the look of a wider or smaller eye. Eyeliner can be used as a tool to create various looks as well as highlighting different features of the eyes. Whether it be with a winged eyeliner or tight lined at the waterline, eyeliner can be placed in various parts of the eye to create different looks. Eyeliner can be drawn above upper lashes or below lower lashes or both, even on the water lines of your eyes. Its primary purpose is to make the lashes look lush, but it also draws attention to the eye and can enhance or even change the eye’s shape. Eyeliner is available in a wide range of hues.