Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Would You Stuff Your Mouth With Rags to Look More Beautiful?

Queen Elizabeth I is an iconic beauty from past centuries with chalky white skin and a receding hairline.


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.
This iconic look was preserved in only a few portraits, and +Verde Pointe Dental Associates along with +Kirk Kimmerling DDS and +Suzanna Aguilera have noticed she's not smiling.  Perhaps she can't wait to get the rags out of her mouth.  

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