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The Ugly Side To Makeup

Medieval Trends: That You Should Not Follow

In the old times, the Medieval times just to be exact, women had to follow the trend of having skin white as snow.  What these women didn't know is that it was composed of nothing but poisonous chemicals: lead.  It denoted wealth so that it was unneccessary to work outside.  This lead- based 'makeup' ruined Queen ELizabeth I's skin and I am sure thousands of other women's.  Ceruse is lethal make-up to whiten the face which is made from white lead,vinager and egg's white.  The best Ceruse was said to have come from Venice, Italy.  Ceruse ate into skin...with each application it steadily was absorbed into the bloodstream, often causing death.

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