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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 6 days ago

Who wore makeup first, men or women?

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  • Prince
    Lv 5
    5 days ago

    The first person on the planet Earth to wear make-up was Nin Puabi also known as Shub-ad, a woman of mostly extraterrestrial human origin, but born here. Her mummy was excavated one hundred years ago in Ur by British archaeologist Woolley and now resides in the British Museum. Her DNA has been tested and she was more Anunakki than earthling.

  • Anonymous
    5 days ago

    Men. All current "women's fashion" was first developed for rich male aristocrats. The founding Fathers were prancing around in face makeup, high heels, tight pants and hose, and long dress swirl tops and coats. No one thought this was feminine or gay.

  • blu
    Lv 7
    5 days ago

    Make-up as we know today developed on women in the 1920s and was included in the women's lib movement propelled by suffrage activism. Native American men 'war painted' their faces. Ancient Egyptians of both genders wore eye make-up to shield f/ the sun and make the eyes look bigger. These things are recorded history. Mel Gibson had it wrong in "Braveheart" ... lol (although the ancient Picts 2,000 yrs. ago are called the painted people).

  • Anonymous
    6 days ago

    Women, it was female royalty, Queens, Princesses, etc. like Cleopatra.

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  • Marli
    Lv 7
    6 days ago

    We don't know, because it was probably in prehistoric times.  The ancient Egyptians of both genders applied kohl eyeliner, and crushed minerals in a sticky paste on their eyelids.  The peoples on other continents may have used makeup before them.

  • 6 days ago

    Impossible to know, but quite likely that men and women all decorated their faces in pre-historic times.

  • Anonymous
    6 days ago

    In theater - men. In real life, nobody knows because it occurred in pre-history. 

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