Did you know that the Ancient Egyptians were the first to incorporate blusher into their beauty regime? They used ground ochre and rubbed it onto their cheeks. The Greeks used crushed mulberries and the Romans smeared powdered red vermillion over their cheekbones. Unfortunately most of these (except the mulberries) were very toxic.
As the years passed, pale skin became fashionable whilst blushed or tanned complexions were seen as something only the working classes had. Women would aspire to deathly white skin with a dab of strawberry juice on each cheek for a subtle flush. Elizabeth I of England created a concoction of lead pent and vinegar that she used as makeup, but by Georgian times, women were using crushed cochineal beetles to give them a rosy glow.
Queen Victoria put a stop to all of that when she declared such practices as indecent and banned it all. As a result, women would pinch their cheeks or use beetroot juice to create the illusion of a natural redness. Then, by the 20th century, French cosmetic companies started creating blushers for the commercial market.
Over the years, powders, creams, sticks, palettes, and stains have all promised to give us that much sought after colour, but the problem is most are made from chemicals and come in plastic packaging.
There is however, a different way. At Peace With The Wild we have put together a wonderful selection of natural and environmentally friendly products that will make your skin glow with colourful radiance. No need to run a 10k or sit in the sun, just indulge in some of these divine products and enjoy.
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