Here is my take on the history of makeup and beauty in the Elizabethan times. I found their techniques very unique and adaptable. So here i give you some such tips that even we can follow in today’s times!
Beauty In the Elizabethan Era
All about the face during Elizabethan times: During the Elizabethan age a pale complexion was considered as a sign of good health and prestige. Poor people could not achieve such complexion due to the burden of going out and working hard for their living, resulting in a tan. Wealthy women to gain such a complexion used several different things; the commonest way was to use Ceruse, a foundation made from mixing the poisonous white lead and vinegar. Many people preferred to apply tin ash, sulphur, alum, etc. White eggs were used to hide wrinkles.
Cheeks and Lips: Rogue cheeks and lips were very popular in the Elizabethan era and has become very strong part of the history of lip makeup.Women to achieve them used plants like madder that had red roots. Animal dyes like cochineal were also used. Egg white and ochres were mixed and applied to the cheeks.
The Elizabethan people due to such extensive use of chemicals often got freckles, spots and blemishes. To get rid of them they used rose water, mixture of egg shells,lemon juice, mercury, honey, alum, etc. Washing face with mercury was very popular.
Wealthy people would also bathe in ass’s milk.
Beauty will be always generated and regenerated in different forms as it is all about the style of experimenting with different things. It is all about the style of the people of a particular age and their own discoveries in the field of makeup.
Wait for my next article girls ^_^ Till then, See yah and take care.