Today, I’d like to introduce an illustrator, her works are not only vivid but also based on traditional Chinese culture.
Let’s take a look at her make-up pictures of the Tang Dynasty.
The first step of beauty makeup is to apply lead powder (敷铅粉) that can make your face white. In order to become beautiful, it’s not easy. Fortunately, the modern whitening foundation is not leaded.
The second step is to apply the rouge (抹胭脂). The red face is pretty charming.
The third step, eyebrows (画黛眉), which are thick and short, are full of retro temperament.
The fourth step is Tie huadian (贴花钿), which makes all kinds of small flowers made of gold and silver paste on the face for decoration.
The fifth step is Dian mianye (点面靥). It is said that the dimples are replaced by little red dots on both sides of the cheeks. It looks more lively and lovely.
The sixth step is Miao xiehong (描斜红), it draws a red crescent on both sides of the corner of the eye.
Step seven: put on lipstick (涂唇脂). Do you know what color number is popular in the Tang Dynasty?
After makeup, of course, remember to make a hairstyle and replenish water at any time.
The illustrator’s name is Jiao Xiangyue (@焦响乐_). Jiao Xiangyue often updates her works on social platforms and more than 300000 fans like her works.
Someone asked Jiao Xiangyue why she liked to draw these themes. She said, “if we try to interpret our traditional culture from a modern perspective, we will find that traditional culture is also cool, trendy and lovely. If we can make people interested in traditional themes through my own paintings, it’s great!”
As more and more people pay attention to Hanfu, Hanfu related industries are also emerging, traditional culture has been preserved, but also constantly injected with new vitality. There are many other authors like Jiao Xiangyue. They are not only senior fans of Hanfu but also through the best channels they think, let more people begin to understand Hanfu and Chinese traditional culture.