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17th Century Makeup

SquarepicPeriod makeup is probably the most overlooked part in a re-enactors outfit, but Elisa walks us through the process for the mid-17th century.

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  I am interested in the 1790s.  
Re: 1790s   Hi there Fuechsin,
You might like this section then!
And there are some late C18th articles here too
Remember, you can now 'bookmark' articles you like to read later, creating your very own, personal, 1790s reading list.
Last edited on 09.06.2014 22:17 by Polly Aron
  The 1790's is more than a 100 years after the time period in this article, but a pale skin was still the norm. However, there were a turn against visible makeup around 1800, so even if pale skin and ruddy cheeks were considered beautiful, makeup should be more invisible.  
  I really enjoyed this! I like seeing the two different looks, and appreciate you talking modern substitutes. I too have some of that white lead substitute and it is great.

Also just wanted to note that a lot of this applies to 18th c makeup!
  I am very glad that you liked the article! And absolutely, when it comes to the makeup recipes there is a huge overlap between the 17th and 18th century. Indeed, I have found recipes that was (at least) written in the 16th century and still crops up in 19th century books!  

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