The emperor’s heirs and palace ladies are naturally the best women in the world. In order to keep their youth and beauty, they have to dress up every day. In the ancient times where beauty techniques and beauty products are lacking, how are these beautiful women? What about beauty dressing?
Female love is beautiful since ancient times. People often use “powder” to refer to women, in fact, powder and sputum are the cosmetics of ancient women. It is also called Qi Qing. In the Han Dynasty, the ink used for painting and calligraphy was added to the spices such as musk, and the eyebrows were painted with a brush. In the pre-Qin and Han dynasties, people emphasized the inner beauty of women. The courts and women’s costumes were simpler and more popular. They used the rice flour and lead powder to add spices to make a paste-like facial fat on the face, in order to whiten. The ladies also like to use the morning dew to adjust the powder, apply it on the face, and make the skin soft and tender.
There is a kind of “tears makeup” in the harem of the Sui and Tang Dynasties: applying the plain powder to the cheeks, not applying rouge, it looks like a bitter face, this kind of pursuit of weird makeup, in It was an avant-garde at the time. They no longer pursue the beauty of the face with a white face, but highlight the smooth and delicate skin, ruddy complexion and charming.
It is said that Wu Zetian uses the motherwort dried daily with talcum powder, rouge and other homogenized powder, add water to wet the surface, so that the pores to remove wrinkles, delicate luster, just like rejuvenation. Yang Guifei is relying on the secret red jade cream beauty, “face red and moist, color like ruby” and won the special favor of Tang Minghuang.
The beauty fashion in the Ming and Qing Dynasties is very close to modern, and the most striking feature is the return to the pre-Qin simple concept. The makeup of the palace girl began to highlight the eye, and the shape of the eyebrow changed the shape of the high rise of the Tang Dynasty. Instead, it popularized the slender and crescent-shaped green eyebrows. At the same time, it made more effort in the makeup of the eyes, drawing according to different face types, temperament and clothing. The eyes emphasize “eyes like paint”, while the rest are slightly blushing. If there is nothing, the whole makeup looks warm and beautiful, steady and fascinating, just like “finishing the finishing touch”, pursuing the beauty of spiritual temperament.
The Empress Dowager Cixi of the Qing Dynasty served a silver spoon on a good pearl powder every day, using as many as dozens of herbs to refine and refine the “Yu Rong San”, while taking several kinds of beauty medicines such as “Changshou Yishou Dan” every day. In order to achieve the goal of “forever youth.” As for makeup, she uses a jade stick to roll on her face every day, then apply a thin layer of rice flour with a small amount of lead powder and then use a rose to refine, filter, dry and cool. The pollen is applied to the cheeks, and finally the lips are rubbed with blush. Before going to bed, wash your face with soap and water and apply a layer of winter-resistant flower juice distilled from a distiller to prevent sagging skin. The complexity and luxury are amazing.