Much like fashion, makeup and cosmetics have a history that dates back thousands of years. Throughout the course of history, it was used to both oppress and empower women, either celebrated or shunned depending on the mood of the time. Makeup artist Lisa Eldridge has made a video that takes viewers through some of the most significant periods of cosmetic use throughout history. Her own interpretation of each look is visually stunning, and the lessons this video provides will be compelling for makeup and history-lovers alike.
**To see explanations for the photos above, and for more makeup through the ages, check out the video below.**