The Tudor Queen used white face paint and plucked her hair to get the receding look. She was self-conscious about her sunken hollow cheeks from missing teeth, so she reportedly stuffed rags into her mouth to puff out her appearance.
The Queen had interesting make-up. Let's take a look;
- She mixed red dye with toxic mercuric sulphide to redden her lips. (mercury poisoning)
- She dabbed on a pasty white lead and vinegar over her face and neck to maintain snow white flawless skin.(banned in most counties)
- A black lead sulphide, Kohl was used to outline her eyes, a trick still used today.