2. Ancient Greeks Made Fun Of Women For Their Face Powder
You'll notice that a common theme in history was making fun of women who liked to play with cosmetics. In ancient Greece, philosophers liked to mock the act while jokingly arguing the merits of transforming yourself with paint. For example, the poet Eubulus, in his comedy The Wreath-Sellers, cheekily described the way the makeup would melt off the faces of women Athens: "If you go out when it is hot, two streams of black make-up flow from your eyebrows, and red stripes run from your cheeks to your neck. The hair hanging down on to the forehead is matted with white lead."
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