Make-UP

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Good Makeup Ideas For Small Eyes

Elizabeth Siddal The ultimate Pre-Raphaelite icon (described as a âœPre-Raphaelite supermodelâ), Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal is famous for her starring role in many of the movement’s paintings, particularly the work of her lover and husband, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, as well as her own artwork and poetry. But her icon status wasn’t immediate, as she wasn’t considered […] Read more

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10 Best Summer Makeup Ideas

Throughout many periods of European and East Asian History a pale powdered face, of varying degrees, has been considered the height of beauty. Sixteenth-century fashion icon, Catherine de’ Medici, was a regular user of skin-brightening concoctions, including the popular ingredients of lead, mercury, and arsenic. Before tanning became fashionable, skin that showed no effects of […] Read more

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Good Makeup Tutorial Ideas

The Ceruse or white lead which women use to better their complexion is made of lead and vinegar which mixture is naturally a great drier; and is used by chirurgions [surgeons] to drie up moiste sores.15 Giovanni Lomazzo goes on to describe the women who use ceruse as quickly becoming âœwithered and gray-headed.❠Not a […] Read more

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The 10 Best Makeup Ideas

Lola Montez was among those crusading for better, less harmful, and more natural ingredients in makeup during the mid-nineteenth century. The beauty products women used to achieve this effect were largely homespun. Working-class women and those living in rural areas would have grown the ingredients required to prepare potions for lightening skin themselves, or bought […] Read more

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10 Best Makeup Vanity Ideas

Death in Venice Venetian ceruse (also known as spirits of Saturn) was the most fashionable, expensive, and toxic skin whitener available during the sixteenth century, from the city âœfamous for heavily painted women as well as for the finest ceruse or white lead, a basic ingredient for face-painting.â9 It has always been unclear to me […] Read more

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Good Makeup Video Ideas

Leonardo da Vinci Ceruse was made by combining lead and sharp vinegar, which was left to steep until it formed a skin, after which the process was repeated until the lead became a powder, a procedure remarkably similar to the Greek and later Roman methods. Ceruse continued to be used, at least by upper-class women […] Read more

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10 Best Makeup Look Younger

Tang court ladies in a fresco painting at Lady Li Xianhui’s tomb. Although ceruse usage fell out of favor during the Sui Dynasty, it came back into fashion amongst court ladies during the Tang dynasty. A bright complexion and light skin were also central to the Roman ideal of femininity in the ancient world, and […] Read more