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How did ancient people wear makeup? Flowers, insects, flour can even make up

2018-03-02 01:36:00

Now most of the popular Japanese and Korean and European beauty makeup, but do you know that in fact, our ancient makeup is the most powerful.


Makeup is a time-honored female beauty technique. In ancient times, people painted their faces and bodies with various colors and oil paints to represent the incarnation of gods, in order to dispel evil spirits and show their status and existence. Later, this kind of dress gradually changed into a decorative meaning. On the one hand, it was necessary to change the face and costume to express the characters in the play. The other is due to practical rise. For example, the ancient Egyptians painted ink around their eyes to protect them from direct sunlight. Put scented oils on your body to protect your skin from the sun, insects, etc. Nowadays, makeup has become a means to satisfy women's pursuit of their own beauty, the main purpose of which is to use cosmetics and use artificial techniques to increase natural beauty.


To put it simply, there are two main origins of makeup: religious and practical needs. Let me give you a few examples. Children in Myanmar apply yellow neem powder to their faces to repel mosquitoes and relieve itching. In the exorcism ceremony of the Yi nationality, men use facial makeup to communicate with the gods. The tattooed faces of Taiya elders in Taiwan are said to be "uglified" to prevent women from being snatched away by other tribes and used to distinguish between different tribes. It's also a rite of passage for Aboriginal girls. After people's exploration of nature and the progress of civilization again and again, these terrible blue star people invented a lot of makeup tool box skills, so they began to run on a never-ending tossing road.


Recently, Fan Bingbing's beautiful mother brushes the screen every day, let's take a look at the typical Tang Dynasty beauty is really like this?


Yuan Dynasty Yishizhen "Lang Huan Ji" quoted "Cailan magazine" that the famous beauty Yang Yuhuan in the Tang Dynasty must have lipstick, eyebrow Dai, makeup powder, rouge, plus jewelry clothes as the need for dress up: "plaster God said Yanniang, Dai God said Tianyi, powder God said Zi Zhan, fat God said Xing Xin, jewelry God said wonderful, clothes God said too much. It can be seen that at that time, the national goddess Yuhuan Empress endorsement was really explosive T-T, and even her makeup was called "God makeup"! If Yang Guifei were alive, what would her "divine makeup" look like? Most likely it should be... (Photo courtesy of Ancient Chinese Costume Restoration Group)


What a beautiful face. - Beautiful? From the pottery figures that have been unearthed, women in the Tang Dynasty at least generally had the habit of wearing makeup. Eyebrows, rouge, white powder, red lips and inlaid motherlay were the daily lessons of the Tang Dynasty ladies


What kind of makeup do they use? Ancient cosmetics can be divided into: eyebrows, face, eyes, lips, hair, ears, teeth, body, nails, etc. According to their characteristics, they can be divided into: powder, ze, fat, Dai and other cosmetics.


First of all to say "powder" "Shuowen Jiezi" said: "powder, the surface also, from the meter sound points. M wrong! Is the one that can be eaten ~~~ That is made of rice flour ==!! I have a great imagination. White powder rich in starch or something seems to sound very nutritious ah) Lead powder is a kind of powder, "three generations to lead as powder", Mozi believes that "Yu made powder", the Qin and Han dynasties "Shennong Baicao Classic" mentioned that lead Dan and powder tin were used for women's makeup.


In addition to these powder there are mercury powder, purple powder (on the yellow face of the people have a cosmetic effect ah! In fact, it is added to the rice flour as a dye, so that the powder has a lilac color). Pearl powder (made of pearls, because it is so valuable that it is commonly used by imperial concubines), pearl powder (this is not a pearl, but a makeup powder extracted from the endosperm called purple jasmine, which is also mentioned in the Dream of Red Mansions). Dry powder (talc powder), powder water (extracted from mineral water), refreshing powder, beauty powder, fragrance powder and so on... Now the world can buy similar to the ancient method powder, only Xie Fuchun's fragrance powder, the formula should be improved.


After applying powder, you can draw rouge rouge, also known as the sound with Yanzhi Yanzhi, for loanwords. It came to our country from the Huns in the Han Dynasty. Women's face after applying powder. As early as the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, women knew how to wipe blush on the face to decorate themselves, but it was not popular at that time, only dancers and palace people used, the material used was vermilion. After the Han Dynasty, the entry of rouge changed the traditional makeup materials and made red makeup further promoted, among which the main role of dyeing is red and blue flowers.


In addition to red and blue flowers, there are pomegranate flowers, rose dyeing. Even... The dye is made from the secretions of the lac worm, a South Asian insect. The secretions of this insect are gorgeously colored.


Eyebrow painting is the most popular and common makeup method in China, which originated in the Warring States Period. Qu Yuan in the "Chu Ci · Big Stroke" recorded: "pink white black, giving only Fangze. Dai is a general name of thrush tools, the earliest Dai is Shide, should be a kind of ore classified as "graphite", of which copper Dai is a kind of higher copper ore, and snail Zi Dai is a thrush tool made of lime, Su Fang wood and bluegrass dyeing, is green. So "color" refers to the approximate black and green color, commonly used Dai thrush so green eyebrows said. In the Han Dynasty, thrushes became more common, and the more they were painted, the better they looked.