By  on October 14, 2011

While working on her book, "Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup," Bésame Cosmetics founder Gabriela Hernandez stumbled upon some intriguing facts. Among them were that women in 1643 wore partial leather masks to protect themselves from the sun; that mascara in the Twenties resembled a lifesaver-sized roll of wax, which users sliced, melted and then applied with a stick, and that the 1938 introduction of open-toed shoes sparked the advent of toenail painting.


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