Beetles were used for lipstick by ancient Egyptian women
The first lipstick can be traced back to ancient Egyptian women, who’d crush beetles to make the product. Queen Cleopatra famously adorned herself in this way.
She also used khol – an eye make-up – made of sheep fat mixed with ash. This made her eyes look bigger, and it was believed it would protect them from evil.
The woman of 4,000 years ago had good skin care, too – they used honey wax.