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Why did ancient Egyptian men wear cosmetics?

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We can’t quite figure out why rock stars such as Pete Wentz wear eye liner. But ancient Egyptian men had good reason to apply eye makeup, pluck their brows and don hair extensions.

The ancient Egyptian affinity for cosmetics wasn’t purely steeped in vanity. Men, women and children all adhered to remarkably strict personal hygiene regimens dictated by the climate, religion and social hierarchy.

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