8 Major Moments in Makeup History—From Lipstick to Lip Smackers

As a 21st-century woman, I often take for granted the ease with which I apply my makeup, the natural ingredients available, and the range of foundation shades. Though, when you look back on the history of makeup, we've come quite a long way.

From lipstick bullets and "blush-on" glow to forging equality in makeup for any person who'd like to wear it, these are a few of the most important moments in makeup history. Keep reading for a walk down memory lane.

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