Nowadays, people make beauty products from anything they have. There's the trend of using Crayola crayons as lipstick, baking soda to make toothpaste and charcoal pills to produce eyeliner.
Truth is, a whole lot of artistry goes into making actual cosmetics. And this vintage video from 1958 resurfaced by newsreel site British Pathé totally proves it.
British Pathé's mesmerizing footage shows the process of a beauty specialist preparing made-to-order face powder from scratch. It's almost mind-numbingly impossible to believe that tiny piece of makeup most of us use every day had (and still has) so many subtleties to it!