Skin Care and Cosmetics Part 3
To Blacken the Eye-lashes and Eye-brows: The simplest preparation for this purpose are the juice of elder-berries; burnt cork, or cloves burnt at the candle. Some employ the black of , resin, and ; this black, it is said, will not come off with perspiration.
Frankincense; an aromatic resin obtained from the Boswellia family of trees.
Mastic; a resin obtained from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus), it is harvested as a hard brittle translucent yellow resin, but then worked (chewed) it softens and becomes a bright white and opaque gum with a slightly pine or cedar flavour, and was used as a breath-freshener and teeth-whitener; used in make-up as a bonding agent.
Rouge, For the Complexion: Take carmine in fine powder, one part, and levigated French chalk, 5 parts, mix.
Carmine; a bright red dye produced from the shells of the cochineal insect.
French chalk; soap-stone, or stealite, is a magnesian mineral, harder than ordinary talc, which it otherwise resembles, and forming a whiter and richer powder.
**We do not recommend you try these recipes at home.