Maybe She’s Born With It (Maybe It’s Lead!): Powder and Patch in the 17th Century

A “finery” sounds so much nicer than “thumping big scar”. There you go, Russell. You have a finery as a souvenir of Edgehill!

So many seventeenth-century portraits feature women with smooth, perfectly white complexions. The paint used in the portraits would have been very similar to the makeup used by the subjects, both b…

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