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These Women Tried Ancient Makeup Rituals And Shit Got Messy

"I feel like a used Band-Aid."

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Have you ever wondered how Cleopatra kept all the cats and the pharaohs coming to the yard? (Fine, palace.) Well, Ladylike tried some ancient makeup rituals so you don't have to:

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Because, honestly, you shouldn't have to.

Kristin was quick to point out that it didn't seem like makeup came in many different shades back in the day...which made Freddie realize she might be shit outta luck for this experiment:

First up, the ladies tried milk-and-honey face masks. Saf pointed out that Cleopatra was known for bathing in milk and honey, so Jen decided it was a good time to get a rumor started that ol' Cleo was also famous for YEAST INFECTIONS.


Next up, they learned that Greek and Roman women put lead cream on their faces to lighten their complexions. Since that’s all kinds of fucked up, we gave them chalk to use instead...Freddie pointed out it was still very messed up, though:

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