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Ancient Egyptian fashion consisted of clothes adorned with a variety of colors and precious gems and jewels.While fashion in Ancient Egypt was primarily constructed for the purpose of comfort, this did not mean that ancient Egyptians felt they should sacrifice beauty for comfort.
Colored cement, for example, was covered with transparent quartz to make stones that looked like lapis lazuli.
The Egyptians believed in cleanliness and felt that hair could make a person less clean.
Most men shaved their faces and priests had to shave their entire bodies.
Make-up kits found in tombs were stored in chests and included bronze or copper mirrors, small jars of make-up or ointments and a variety of applicators the Egyptians used. It protected their skin from the damaging effects of the desert climate.
Cosmetic makers used red ochre to make rouge, and they mixed it with ointment to make lip balm.
This held such importance in the ancient Egyptian culture that the god Khepri (god of rebirth and embodiment of Ra as the rising sun) was depicted either as a scarab beetle, or with a scarab beetle for his head.
It is, therefore, easy to understand why scarabs were often worn as amulets or incorporated in other types of jewelry.
The Egyptians used linen to make most of their clothing, a light and cool material, perfect for a hot climate.
White was the most common choice of color, but they also used red, blue and yellow.
Excavations of tombs have shown that queens of Egypt were almost always buried with a multitude of jewelry to be used in the afterlife. A popular type of jewelry was the amulet, believed to protect the wearer.
Amulets were often made in the form of sacred symbols, like the Eye of Horus or the ankh.
The black eyeliner is one of the most recognizable elements of fashion in ancient Egypt.