Skin Care and Cosmetics Part 4
Rouge, Liquid: Take carmine, 2 parts, pearlash, 1 part, and water, 9 parts; mix.
Pearlash; (potassium carbonate. pearl ash) the primary component in potash, a white salt that softens hard water, used in soap and as a mild drying agent.
Pearl Powders, for the Complexion:
1. Take pearl or bismuth white, and French chalk, equal parts. Reduce them to a fine powder, and sift through lawn.
Pearl White: Take in solution, and add it to a dilute solution of until the whole of the bismuth is precipitated; collect, wash, and dry the powder with great care.
Bismuth; a white, crystalline, brittle metal (element) with a pinkish tinge as it oxidises.
Lawn; a plain weave linen.
Orris; a root from Iris flowers, used as a fixative with other substances to ensure stability.
Nitrate of bismuth; bismuth and concentrated nitric acid.