Best and Worst Makeup Venetian Class

Nowadays, we have it pretty good when it comes to makeup. We can pop by almost any store and pick up the latest eyeshadow, lipstick or foundation, and our options are endless when it comes to brands, colours and formulas.

Though it wasn't always that way. There were decades when wearing makeup was frowned upon, and times when you literally had to use whatever you could find in your kitchen or garden to add a pop of colour to your lips.

Which is exactly why makeup artist extraordinaire Lisa Eldridge is schooling us in the history of makeup. From the Victoria Era to Medieval Times, find out what it was like to be a lipstick-loving lady throughout history--for better or for worse.

Sam Headshot 2015Samantha Speisman has been a lifestyle editor and writer for more than eight years. Prior to joining as managing editor, she was the health and fitness editor at She’s also written for popular Canadian sites like, and