here were several reasons the Egyptians used this eye make up for –:
- It had disinfectant qualities
- As a deterrent to flies
- To protect them from evil eyes.
Green malachite eye make up was made by grinding malachite and mixing it with wax. They believed that there was a deep connection malachite had with Horus, the God of sky and sun, so malachite was used to evoke blessings of Horus.
Saffron–:Its an expensive yellow color spice which they used as an eye shadow
Jasper–:Its a mineral which they ground and used as a medicinal eye treatment
Burnt Almond–:They created beautiful eye color with this
For lips and face
Ceruse–: It was used to lighten their face
Fat–: They used goose or bear fat as wax base to hold the pigments
Red ocher–: This clay was used as a rouge
Wine–:The dregs from wine was used on lips as now what…
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