Kohl was not just ancient eyeliner for sun glare and fashion, but actually was an antimicrobial ophthalmic solution due to the lead causing a localized immune response. discovermagazine.com/heal…
During WWII nylon was rationed leaving women with no stockings, and since going out bare legged was a fashion faux pas, women had to get creative and began painting on their stockings. Some even used eyeliner to draw a trompe l’oeil seam on the back of their legs. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Due to nylon being reserved for the war effort, women during WWII would paint stockings onto their legs. In fact, there was a business for β€œliquid stockings”. Black eyeliner pencils were used to draw the β€œseam.” There were even leg makeup bars. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Cleopatra’s eyeliner wasn't just for beauty purposes - the lead salt found in it helped protect her against eye disease telegraph.co.uk/news/scie…
The kohl eyeliner worn by Ancient Egyptians contained manufactured lead compounds with antibacterial properties, which protected against eye infection. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Focusing an MRI on a tattooed bodily area can cause a severe burn--especially with tattooed eyeliner and other permanent makeup. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
During WWII nylon and silk stockings were nearly impossible to come by. To give the illusion of hose, women used makeup and eyeliner on their legs. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Kohl, the eyeliner of ancient Egyptians, protected their eyes from sun glare and even helped prevent eye infections. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
The word "alcohol" comes from an Arabic word meaning "a powder used for eyeliner." dictionary.reference.com/…
The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 influenced the Art Deco design style and repopularized the use of eyeliner in the West. ft.com/cms/s/2/2afec9c4-c…
During the nylon shortages of WWII, women used eyeliner to draw β€œseams” up the back of their legs. americainwwii.com/article…
Ancient Egyptians wore eye makeup to cut down on sun rays

In Art History class, the prof said that ancient Egyptians wore eye makeup to cut down on sunlight reflection, just like how sports players use eye black.

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