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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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Fuechsin  
  I am interested in the 1790s.  
 
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pollyanna  
Re: 1790s   Hi there Fuechsin,
You might like this section then! http://yourwardrobeunlockd.com/articles/historicalperiods/18th-century
And there are some late C18th articles here too http://yourwardrobeunlockd.com/articles/historicalperiods/regency
Remember, you can now 'bookmark' articles you like to read later, creating your very own, personal, 1790s reading list.
Pollyanna
 
Last edited on 09.06.2014 22:17 by Polly Aron
 
isiswardrobe  
  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.  
 
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demode_kvc  
  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!
 
 
isiswardrobe  
  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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