'History of Makeup' video makes us all happy to be alive in the 21st century

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Women's Makeup Throughout History

For most of us, makeup is a necessary tool to make sure we look alive on Monday and a fun hobby to play with on the weekends to kick it up a notch. We've spent hours ooo-ing and aahh-ing over video tutorials, because makeup these days can be as wild as we want it to be.

Want to wear green eyeliner? Cool. Big fan of lipstick? Whatever floats your boat.

But makeup throughout the history of civilization has been used to emulate high status and royalty, and there were some pretty strict beauty ideals to adhere to back in the day. Buzzfeed put together an awesome video of makeup throughout history and we've been watching it on repeat.

SPOILER ALERT: Unibrows used to be a super attractive thing in ancient times. Yes, you read that right.

Watch on repeat and thank your lucky stars that we live in an age where makeup is more of a "to each their own" kind of thing. If you're struck with a sudden wave of inspiration after watching, try some of the Instagram-approved looks below to get a little extra glam.






Don't be afraid to experiment with your look this summer! Check out these photos for a nudge in the right direction.

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'History of Makeup' video makes us all happy to be alive in the 21st century
Our favorite girl next door is killing the floral game in this light and flowy mid-length dress! Not to mention those to-die-for open toe heels. 
Lauren has been making a huge mark in the fashion world for some time now, so it's no surprise she's rocking this airy, all white dress and leather jacket to perfection!
This harajuku girl is known for her bold and daring fashion statements, but we have to say we're loving her in this simple and chic denim number.
We have no words for this gorgeous, tribal-inspired, full-length sweater Katy Perry is wearing. No words.
Could Kendall Jenner look any more Spring-time chic in these all white pants and white, open-toe heels? (NO)
As if Blake Lively could get any more gorgeous! This two-tone mid-length dress is the perfect mix of sexy meets sophisticated. Not to mention Mama Lively rocking the fiercest brown coat we've ever seen!
Vanessa Hudgens is so boho-chic, emphasis on the CHIC! This floral maxi dress is Spring-time perfection.
FYI, this flannel sweater and cheetah print sunglasses are EVERYTHING, Emma.
Honestly Taylor, how can we be you?! This full-length, light and airy floral dress could not be any more gorgeous!
If you didn't think Olivia Munn could be any more fierce, HERE YOU GO. Yes Olivia, just yes.
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