With Halloween getting nearer, makeup tutorials on YouTube are a crucial resource, especially for those dressing up in period costumes. Lisa Eldridge is a professional makeup artist and author of Face Paint: The Story of Makeup, and she made a rad video tracking makeup trends over the last 5,000 years. A historian of facial esthetics, Eldridge tracks how makeup has evolved since Ancient Egypt with some cool factoids, like how Victorian values forced people to lick wrapping paper for their lipstick.

The looks are pretty fly, from Venetian aristocracy:

From history, not The Hunger Games.
From history, not The Hunger Games.
Sources: Lisa Eldridge