Tekniska Museet
100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018



Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

Make up

Old-fashioned mascara. Mitzi brand was manufactured by Henrik Gahns AB in Uppsala, Sweden. L4836. Photo: Anna Gerdén.


This box with Shantung powder was manufactured by Barnängen, a Swedish company, in 1948. L4836. Photo: Anna Gerdén.

Kort fakta om innovationen

Kort fakta (2) om innovationen

Rubrik för små genier



Threatening warriors, beauty queens, camouflaged hunters and clowns. People have always used make-up to change their appearance. In early Egypt women painted their eyes with charcoal and turquoise eye shadow made of copper and white lead.

During the 1800s make-up was considered to be indecent. But by the beginning of the 1900s, Hollywood stars began to use a lot of make-up and made it more popular. T L Williams mixed petroleum jelly and charcoal for his little sister´s Maybel´s eyelashes in 1915. The company, Maybelline, sold the first mascara.

With industrialisation synthetic ingredients were used in make-up but today the market highlights natural ingredients. The industry is today one of the world´s biggest. In 2009 Swedes spent 12 billion crowns(1,135 million euro) on cosmetics.

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