From ancient times to the present, from China to overseas, makeup fashion has been a cycle, such as the traditional makeup that once faded in history, can now not only appear in the restoration works of Chinese ancient makeup lovers, but also can occasionally encounter in the major international shows.
Today, take stock of those makeup looks that have traveled through the millennia for you.
In the Liao Dynasty, Khitan women often used yellow powder on the face, looking like a gold-coated Buddha statue, called the Buddha makeup.
Until modern times, there are often similar makeup, all coated with gold "eighteen bronzemen" type, there are also fashion bloggers with yellow, gold makeup embellishment.
Guang Mei makeup
Guang Mei (广眉), also known as "Broad eyebrows". This eyebrow shape eyebrow long into the temples, appeared in the Western Han Dynasty, prevalent in the Tang Dynasty.
The "Book of the Later Han" records that: "Broad eyebrows were popular in the city, and people drew eyebrows halfway up their foreheads" This shows how exaggerated these eyebrows were at that time.
This exaggerated eyebrow shape that occupies half of the forehead is rarely seen in modern times, only in the show makeup and restoration makeup in a glimpse of its appearance.
Crying makeup & tear makeup
Crying makeup popular in the Eastern Han Dynasty, "Book of the Later Han" records: "Women for sad eyebrows, crying makeup ...... crying makeup, thin wipe under the eyes, as crying." Meaning that the use of oil pastes thinly applied to the eyes below, like just cried as charming and pathetic.
Tear makeup is similar, which was popular in the Tang Dynasty, it is painted on both cheeks with plain powder, no rouge, and white powder to wipe the forehead or dotted eye corners, and with crystals, sequins embellished with modern tear makeup, with similarities and differences.
Drunken makeup & wine halo makeup
Drunken makeup was popular in the Five Dynasties period, first applied white powder, and then smeared with heavy rouge, as if drunk. The wine halo makeup is also a similar method, first apply a thick rouge on the face, and then halo around.
In the suspenseful drama The Longest Day In Chang'an, Tanqi's makeup while dancing is the wine halo makeup. It looks charming and has a unique style.
The modern hangover makeup, also pursuing this sense, a variety of makeup tutorials are very popular.
Dian Jiang Lip
Various lip shapes such as round, heart, and saddle were popular in ancient times, but delicate and small was always the mainstream of ancient Chinese women's lip shapes.
The women in the Dunhuang murals of the Tang Dynasty, for example, had delicate lip makeup and wore on a Tang dynasty fashion item, a kind of veil that covered foreheads.
In the movie "Star Wars", Natalie Portman is Queen Padmé Amidala, lip makeup is similar to the Dian Jiang lips, and also wore veil.
Immortal moth makeup
Popular in the Wei, Jin, and North and South Dynasties, is the middle of the two eyebrows connected, painted into heart eyebrows. Tang Dynasty Yuwen's "Zhuang Tai Ji" records, Emperor Wu during the Wei Dynasty loved this makeup, let the palace be put on such an eyebrow shape.
Blood halo makeup
Blood halo makeup to imitate the beauty of wounds, popular in the Tang Dynasty Changqing years, is a special makeup. According to historical records, this makeup requires the eyebrows to be shaved, painting purple horizontal lines on the face like a wound, like a wound, and then halo around.
This kind of makeup is unexpectedly popular in the fashion world, various shows and magazines have similar makeup, which always generates discussion when it appears.
Which Chinese ancient makeup apply in the modern look you like most? Feel free to discuss it with us in the comments.
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