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(above, sugar beet harvest)
My girlfriend and band-mate says when she is gettin’ ready to go out on the town,
“Hold on, let me put my face on!“
Make-up has been used throughout time.
The Ancient Egyptians turned to the natural resources surrounding them to create cosmetics. Malachite, a copper ore, which provided the green eye makeup color so greatly favored at the time.
Victorian society women abhorred makeup and associated its use with prostitutes and actresses.
Around 3000 BCE Chinese people stained their fingernails with gum -arabic, gelatin, beeswax, and egg. Zhou dynasty royals wore gold and silver. Teeth also were painted gold or black.
In Greece, women applied crushed mulberries as rouge and made fake eyebrows with oxen hair.
Native American ceremonial paint was also used to hide ones identity, as well as to obtain power from the creature or spirit represented. Colored paints were used for decoration and ornamentation, for spiritual power, and prayers to super natural beings, nature, Mother Earth, and animals. The natural materials used in making the paint could impart powers to the paint.Northwest Coastal tribes used crushed mica was also added to give a glitter effect to the paint for special occasions.
This brings me to kissing a beet and you will never miss a beat!
Free from any chemicals or toxins, you can simply cut a beet open, rub a bit on your cheeks and lips and VOILA! you have a beautiful, natural hint of color all day and night.