2. Man Sweat
This is nasty: Apparently gladiator sweat, along with the fats of the animals they killed, was collected and sold at the arenas. The ingredients were thought to make complexions glow. (However if Ancient Rome is anything like today, what do you bet these offerings were…shall we say…doctored?)
4. Crazy-Ass Wigs
A must if you were a member of the French aristocracy in the 18th century? An insanely elaborate wig, which would have weighed a ton.
With the wig, you’d also have to get it doused with boatloads of powder. Which looks supremely unpleasant.
6. Toilet Masks
Another Victorian invention. Toilet masks or “face gloves” (haha!) were meant to be worn overnight.
8. 1930s Perm Machines
OK, so the concept of a perm isn’t so weird (or maybe it is…depending), but what is pretty crazy is the apparatus and setup used to achieve it.
10. The Beauty Calibrator
This was actually a tool used by Max Factor in the 1930s, which was meant to help makeup artists in the movie industry measure a subject’s face to see where improvements could be made. Still, looks scary, no?
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