Today, I will be going into what the hairdressers and wigmakers of the time had to say about what styles of hair suit which face shape. As well as different tips that they gave to help dress the hair, and finally some images of period hair styles and how they would have decorated them.Read More
I posted previously about primary sources and some tools that pertain to 18th century hair and makeup. Now we will get into the interesting part, the makeup that was used and how to apply it. I will go through some of the common ingredients used during the period and some modern substitutes. As well as a diagram showing how to apply period makeup, since it was used a little bit differently that we do now.Read More
In today’s post, I will go through some of the beauty tools that I own that help to recreate period hair and makeup. Most of the tools that I own are based on the ones found in Diderot’s Encyclopedia. I have found a few originals, and have tried to replicate others where owning originals aren’t possible.Read More
Here are the recipes we used in the videos we posted yesterday to our facebook page. I’ll start with the Syllabub since that seemed to be the clear winner amongst our taste testers.Read More
Hair and Makeup - Part 1 Introduction & Original Sources
As a followup to the presentation I lead at the Battle of the Flockey at the Old Stone Fort Museum recently, I wanted to make a few blog posts delving a bit deeper into the topic of hair and makeup in the 18th century. I will try to post one per week. Today’s post will be a brief introduction including some of the primary sources I have used to gather my information.
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