Watch: 5,000 years of makeup in one video

You might think makeup is only a recent trend (by recent we mean last 100 years), but it turns out even our ancient ancestors wore it (and we’re not talking about your Great Auntie Nora).

Professional makeup artists Lisa Elridge has made this video exploring the history of makeup and the journey it’s taken from the Egyptians all the way through to 2015.

We’re talking a whopping 5,000 years here.

Have a watch and decide if you could go without your trusty Rimmel London foundation for as long as these ladies did…


Now what?