Varnish for the Face (1756)

“Put into a Bottle twelve Ounces of Brandy, an Ounce of Sandarach, and half an Ounce of Benjamin. Shake the Bottle often, and afterwards let it settle. When you use it, wash your Face before-hand, and it will give it the handsomest Lustre imaginable.” Abdeker: Or, the Art of Preserving Beauty, by Antoin Le Camus, …

Enamel Powder (1873)

Take of Talc or French chalk (finely scraped) Pearl-white [equal parts] Rouge or carmine (to slightly tinge it) [q.s.] mix. Used to conceal discolourations; and, without the colouring, to whiten the skin. Instructions and Cautions Respecting the Selection and Use of Perfumes, Cosmetics and Other Toilet Articles, by Arnold James Cooley, 1873 This almost isn’t …