Geisha Make Up Secrets

Geisha Make Up Secrets

Learn ancient Geisha make up secrets that are still practiced today

In Japan, Geisha are professional entertainers that are known for their great beauty and perfect skin. While not everyone can pull off the signature white face make up and dramatic features on a daily basis, there are numerous geisha make up secrets that can be applied to our daily skincare routine. Hundreds of years ago, a popular geisha make up secret was to steam the petals of camellia flowers overnight, making sure to cover them with a piece of silk. The following morning, the saturated silk would be placed on the face to act as a facemask. Read The Weirdest Beauty Tips You Have Heard for a list of unusual beauty secrets and suggestions.

Another geisha make up secret was to redden the lips with the juice from benibana or sallflower to achieve a dramatic flushed color. Sasanqua oil was used by the geisha to moisturize dry skin and make beautiful eyelashes. Sasanqua oil is an antioxidant with antibacterial properties and helps increase the elasticity of skin. Another secret of geisha make up and skin care is the use of a rice mask to cleanse skin, brighten color and even out skin tone. To make your own rice mask, mix two tablespoons of rice flour with one tablespoon of whipped cream, then apply to face and neck. Rinse after twenty minutes, and for extra moisture, apply some camellia oil to skin prior to the mask. Check out 12 Gorgeous Asian Eye Makeup Looks for a guide to eye makeup application.

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