I've wanted to share this epic 18th century rouge with you for ages, but I haven't played Georgian dress-up in such a long time! However, last week's photo shoot presented the perfect opportunity.
Given my use of the word "epic," I suppose you already know how much I love this rouge. I've tried some other cosmetics made from original recipes, but had struggled to find a rouge that worked for me, until now.
Abby Cox, best known for being one of the apprentice milliners at Colonial Williamsburg's Margaret Hunter shop, is the creator of Heirloom Haircare, offering pomatum, powder, and rouge made completely in the original way - no substitutions, no compromises. We're talking ground up cuttlefish bone and locally sourced Virginia tallow for the hair products, and brazilwood and sandalwood for the rouge.
This stuff is legit.
|No makeup on the left; Fully done 18th century face on the right|
The rouge comes in a small 0.5 oz brown bottle, but you need just the tiniest amount to get a good flush. It can be layered for a darker blush, even mottled if you want that 18th century fresh-from-the-country look.
|Abby modeling her rouge, pomatum, and powder|