Victorian Cosmetics: Red Lip Rouge and Lip Salve for 19th Century Ladies – Mimi Matthews

A Winter’s Walk by James Tissot, 1878.

In the late 18th century, the British Parliament passed a law condemning make-up.  It stated, in part, that “women found guilty of seducing men into matrimony by a cosmetic means could be tried for…

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