Birds have feathers, animals have fur, reptiles have scales and humans have a "canvas" which begs to be painted. And paint we do – using everything from minerals to beeswax, roses, insects and even lethal poisons. Some adornments are temporary while others go more than skin deep, but all are used to indicate status, wealth, tribal connections and sexual preferences. Six thousand years ago, pig fat was the medium of choice. Today, the glycerin in your lipstick is still pig fat, colored with crushed beetles. The only difference is the designer label. Join us as we gild the human lily from ancient to modern society.