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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Superstitious Saturday Makeup

Superstitious Saturday Makeup

Here are some fun things to consider the next time you sit in front of your makeup mirror.

I ran across this superstition from the Washington Post: “Ancient Egyptians believed that makeup prevented the evil one from entering your eyes.” So that’s why they wore lots of makeup… or maybe this is why:

According to http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160204-how-ancient-egypt-shaped-our-idea-of-beauty there is this about the Egyptians’ eye shadow: “Recent scientific research suggests that the toxic, lead-based mineral that formed its base would have had anti-bacterial properties when mixed with moisture from the eyes.” Bacteria certainly might classify as “evil ones”. The same source say their makeup may have helped reduce the glare of the sun.

Both men and women wore makeup in ancient Egypt, and apparently for more than just superstitious reasons.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Superstitious Secret #203:
“Ancient Egyptians believed that makeup prevented the evil one from entering your eyes.”

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Quote of the Day:
“[...] the success of Egyptian surgery in setting broken bones is very fully demonstrated in the large number of well-joined fractures found in the ancient skeletons.”
― James Henry Breasted, The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus, 2 Vols

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