Edwardian Makeup


Edwardian Makeup was very simple as it was still a bit of a no-no. Only actresses and prostitutes were allowed to wear visible make-up in public. The skin was mostly aristocratically pale to distinguish the nobility from the working class. Rice powder was used to give a pearly finish and keep shine at bay. Actresses used greasepaint. To get a rosy glow, women pinched their cheeks. Big, soulful eyes were an ideal, helped by blackening the lashes with burnt cork or matches. Lipstick was taboo until the 1910s, so beetroot juice or lip creams with a bit of colour were applied to give lips a discreet tint.



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