Responding to the enduring and fatiguing popularity of any makeup post, this is the kind of education I can get behind and really endorse.
Such a sweet woman and a refreshing change from certain other Indian women who denied their heritage and tried to white-out themselves with foundation and blown-out dodgy lighting to the extent they’re lighter than me, a Brit. Love yourself. Hiding what you’ve got defeats the point.
This is how you do looks respectfully. Take notes.
On the topic, there’s really no British look, it’s similar to an older French style because we’ve been borrowing from them since we both had a monarchy. Women used to make their own cosmetics, like powder from flour. We made lip tint from beetroot and blush from rhubarb, by the time companies got involved it wasn’t new. Mascara was literally from pitch or soot over some type of oil or jelly. Makes me laugh when silly (normally US) men say they’re gonna “ban cosmetics”. K, hun. K, sure. Ban food. Ban honey and sugar and oats we use to scrub faces too. Willow charcoal, burnt and ground up brown herbs… you can’t ban nature, babe. Ban soap and tweezers and scissors. Mint tooth products.
Men wore cosmetics, especially in court. Powdered wigs still technically remain, in legal court. Deodorant is male perfume, it’s a cosmetic. Fake tan is a TON of makeup, more than any historical man wore. Even the Greeks. Even the fops.
Scotland I can’t speak for but Irish looks are about the hair and the plumpness, so to speak. They like to look healthy.
Welsh women go really out there with eye definition and it’s hard to say if they affect Scotland, who tend to blend various looks.
English is the classic Rose type and that’s a natural look; warm lipgloss or stain worked into the mouth with clear gloss over the top, blusher is important, no bronzer. NO bronzer and a peachy or cream powder. This is possible because primer isn’t really a traditional thing, like the French we allow moisturiser to sink in. Eye makeup varies, the 40s style covered by glamourdaze is correct that it wasn’t as important as lips. Culturally, women were allowed lipstick in our rations because it kept up morale. Eyeliner was natural-looking, like a more subtle Monroe. Look at Vivien Leigh, doll-like but not heavy. Women could compete to wear as much lipstick as possible in Blitz reds to seem the most patriotic. This is why we had to invent lipliner, basically.
Violet and rose products remain popular. Lavender from the Victorian era on.
I have noted the Marquardt mask before and the frequent misconceptions about it. I glossed over one valid criticism because I couldn’t find the data on hand at the time and didn’t want to say ‘just trust me’. #dodgyAF
I’m not going to insult anyone because that’s for people who lack empirical proof. I never met someone who chose to be ugly and we cannot help what we are born.
I’m not going to make cross-comparisons because that would be mean and likely biased to certain ascribed values.
Instead, this is how they vary by pure mathematics from the universal template for the human species.
There are only female masks and examples here and I do admit there needs to be equal research on male beauty.
Please, believe I want this as much as the next woman.
Try to claim ‘cultural standards’ now, chewing on humble pie.
European example, frontal/anterior view.
Description given, italics mine because ‘slightly’ on this scale is huge: “EUROPEAN VARIATION FROM RF MASK Slightly vertically thin upper and lower lips Flat eyebrow (very little arch) Slightly wider nose Lateral border of the face slightly wider than the Mask Possible: Narrow eyes, longer vertical chin, longer nose.”
For example comparison, here’s the Asian prototype. A blind man could feel the difference. Yellow fever is creepier than White fever because Asian women resemble children, with faces most like babies (see, bust size, band size is fairly objective) whereas European women tend to resemble teenagers.
Description given, italics mine: “ASIAN VARIATION FROM RF MASK Medial epicanthic fold Lateral epicanthic fold Lateral border of the face significantly wider than the Mask Eye brows slightly superior to that of the Mask with shorter tails Slightly wider nose and nostrils (nasal ala and nares extend laterally) Superiorly positioned nasal columella creating a longer upper lip.”
Note: there are differences and the legal contrivance of a portmanteau ‘Caucasian’ is a myth based on geography (see the MRH), there is as much distinctiveness as between, say, European and African. As with all Asians, if you split by the demographic of sex as well, there would be greatly reduced sexual dimorphism (the men and women look more alike than Europeans by the same token comparison). This explains the great lengths the cultures go to, to distinguish themselves (makeup and what I and others consider fake femininity).
Further note: nobody meets the universal human standard. Nobody. This isn’t a point of so-called white supremacy, but white raced-women tend to conform to more of it on average, by chance.
Bear in mind, facial beauty is a reliable indicator of Darwinian fitness (see The Mating Mind) and positively, quite strongly correlates to IQ. That’s right – hot people are smarter too. The smart thing to do in an age that despises intelligence is to hide it.
Why don’t I make more scholarly posts?
1. The data isn’t collected to parse. 2. The data is suppressed (publication bias, left in the metaphorical drawer). 3. It’s behind a paywall or similarly hidden from sharing, meaning you’d have to trust my word and discussion, being less reliable and a general waste of everyone’s time. 4. These posts are literally my least popular but the most true. C’est la vie, mon amis.
What am I forced to do? Post gifs for every occasion and go under-appreciated.
They have a lazy culture, it’s entirely true. Before Americans wanted to retire at 55 and live to 100, Greeks got there first. Pretty sure they invented dotage, but it used to be reward for military service. You know, actually giving to your country. Few people ever got it, certainly not for breathing for a protracted amount of time.
Most people don’t deserve to retire and most of my generation (Y) will work until we drop dead. If you’re alive and fit enough to go on cruises, to swinging parties and on skiing trips, you can earn your crust. It’s a good thing for society, to encourage value. Otherwise, ageism, treating the elderly like babies in need of dependence. They’re so good? OK, no sitting on laurels for you, especially when they form a voting bloc and finagle illegal money from the young.
It may be Second Childhood but you have decades of warning to compound savings.
I’ll have you know those prostitutes were not cheap.
Just look at pure productivity, hours worked per week by country.
No Union is possible between those margins. You could drop a baby in there and kill it.