Magical. Makeup. Yes, for real.
In Ancient Egypt, people believed that makeup was more than just makeup. They truly believed that the goop you put on your face had magical powers. In fact, everybody wore makeup because they thought that doing so helped them live longer, healthier lives. Think of it as vitamins or something.
Let's get to one of the details: Have you noticed that Cleo wears very thick, black eyeliner?
Just like other Ancient Egyptians, Cleo wears special eyeliner called kohl (say it “coal”). Ancient Egyptians made kohl by grinding up a rock into very fine powder and applying it around their eyes with a stick. I have the feeling that Cleo gets someone else to do that for her, don't you?
In Egyptian myth, the kohl protects eyes from harm and gives them magical powers. So what's the myth? It stars the Egyptian god Horus, the god of the sky.
Horus always wore thick, black kohl eyeliner and people said that his left eye was the moon, his right eye was the sun.
During a bitter fight with, Seth, the god of the desert, Horus lost his left eye. The Moon god, Khonsu, used magic to make a new eye for him.
Forever after, ancient Egyptians believed that if they lined their eyelids with thick black kohl like Horus it would give their eyes magical powers.They believed that kohl kept their eyes healthy and kept evil spirits away.
So, floss and brush, wear your seatbelt, drink plenty of water and don't forget your eyeliner!