The grease had a cooling effect as it melted and ran down the faces of each guest. Highly polished silver and copper mirrors aided the application of makeup.
(ED 370) Kohl was kept in a small, flat-bottomed pot with a wide, tiny rim and a flat, disk-shaped lid.
(ED 370) To preserve hair from the effects of sun, it was treated with a moisturizing cream in the shape of a cosmetic cone.
Evidence comes from sculptures, reliefs and paintings from the New Kingdom.
Richly scented plants were fused into animal and vegetable oils for ceremonial anointings and for pleasure.
From 7,000 to 4,000 BC, the fatty oils of olive and sesame were combined with fragrant plants to create the original Neolithic ointments.