8. Beauty Patches Were Seen As Shocking
During the 18th-century, smallpox ran rampant and had a tendency of leaving terrible scars behind on the people it didn't kill. Hard to look at and marring once beautiful faces, women came up with beauty patches to hide the worst of the marks. 

But society quickly turned on beauty patches once they saw that women genuinely loved playing with them, and dubbed them the symbol of a "loose" society woman.

Patches became a way to communicate — depending where you put it on your face, you could share your political affiliation, your relationship status, share whether you were feeling flirty or not, or express your personality through different shapes. Once it became a source of fun and not just something to feel insecure over, it lost its approval rating.
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