Burn cycle 2.

Burn cycle 2.

 

I am concerned about how trends in fashioning and beauty have occured constantly throughout history and how it has affected the physical and mental health of women research from<Aiesha Trivino>

This trends have increased to higher rates compared to the past generation and it has carried a lot of disadvantages.It is leading to deadly disease which is the main limitation.

Giving a good example or Queen Victoria.

BEAUTY IN THE QUEEN VICTORIAN AGE. 

Surely such a young girl would like to play with make up try the latest lotions and lunch trends.

Queen Victoria didn’t. The young monarch liked to party and dance into the wee hours of the morning, but sans makeup. Victoria was determined to make the monarchy respectable again. she did not find anything respectable about cosmetics.

She took face paint vulgar, and makeup  only used  by prostitutes and actresses . But she did not mean that her subjects stopped wearing makeup. They  became better at hiding it.

Rather than the heavy white paints and bright rouges of the past century, respectable well-off ladies went for the no-makeup  look. It  suited the ideal of beauty of the era, which demanded a delicate and fragile look, with a pale complexion, and long curls. Here’s how they achieved it:

COMPLEXION

The Victorians really liked pale skin pale skin. It was a sign of nobility. It actually took women being  well-off, they could then not afford  to spend hours working outdoors, which would naturally result in a tan. 

But while their ancestors achieved this ideal with deadly mixture the Victorians painted their faces with zinc oxide. Which was much safer, and it whitened skin well.

If you did not like zinc,you simply had to avoid  the sun and fresh hair. When they wanted to go outdoors, the would carry parasols to protect their skin from the sun. They thought that it would prevent  a tan!

Fashionistas would then take the trend a step farther. They  painted some fine blue lines on their skin to make it look more translucent. Some even emphasized on their dark circles. They did this by applying red rouge on their cheeks and lips. it was better because this trend didn’t last long.

And, whenever their faces got oily and shiny, they’d dust some powders on. 

MAKEUP

The Victorian Age saw a decline in cosmetics. Respectable women could not be seen buying them! But they did it secretly. And they choose natural, my-skin-but-better shades.

The eye shadows were made with lead,lipsticks was mercuric sulfide; blushes were as beet juice. But they were all  nice and were also  applied  gently. The idea was to make you look like you weren’t wearing any makeup at all.

 The eyebrows were plucked lightly, to give them a polished, but natural shape.

SKINCARE

Makeup may have not been popular in the Victorian age, but DIY skincare was a bit popular. After all, if you can’t wear cosmetics to cover imperfections, you would better make sure you don’t have any in the first place.Creams and lotions were made using natural ingredients.

HAIR

In her age,   womans hair was concidered as her glory. So, women rarely cut their locks, and often used false hair to give their mane more volume.

Hairstyles weren’t particularly creative. Oils were applied to make hair sleek and smooth. Ornate combs and clips would complete the look.

If women wore their hair long, men would chop it off. The long hairstyles of the past was then replaced by  shorter and simpler hairdos. But they would still wear long and full beards . It was a sign of manhood!

Would you have preferred to be there in Victorian age?

I would prefer accepting your either pale or light skin to avoid complications,or ,maybe using makeups without side effects of which are only found in a very minimal percentage.


 



 



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