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Geeky facts: The history of mascara involves some strange ingredients (VIDEO)

Catherine Conelly is a Senior Love and Health Editor at SheKnows.

Mascara was not always as glamorous as it is today (WATCH)

Most beauty products have an interesting history and mascara is no exception. From coal to animal feces, mascara started out as something you would never want to wear on your eyelashes today.

Thankfully, it's evolved into a consumer-friendly must-have for most women because between my mascara and my brow liner, I don't even know who I am.

Watch the video above to see how far we've come.

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