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Six Interesting Facts About Blush ......

Facts About The Blush You Are Wearing 😊

1. The blushing craze started in the days of Cleopatra; she used to pinch her cheeks to redden them back in ancient Egypt, as rosy cheeks were considered a sign of good health, fertility, and attractiveness. From then on, all the women in power were pinching their cheeks hoping to be the most sought after in the land. Cleopatra stunning wearing blue eyeshadow and blush

2. Animals do not blush. The reason? They are not endowed with the ability to think conceptually or to consider moral issues. Charles Darwin called blushing "the most peculiar and human of all expressions." Oh my goodness, could you imagine a blushing puppy?! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Pound puppy blushing

3.  Kenecia Lashae, a blush aficionado, explains that while the word "rouge" now typically brings to mind lipstick, it was originally coined in France. She believes that the first rouge was discovered by chance when a young lady ate fresh berries and noticed a light tint on her lips. She then applied the berries to her cheeks, which brought warmth and color to her face. Today, blush is still used for the same purpose, but also to define the cheekbones.

sweet berries on a tree covered in snow

4. Men find women who blush attractive because it's a cultural stereotype of innocence. A woman who blushes is believed to be less sexually experienced, younger, or less worldly. Men want to marry the "blushing bride" (a virgin bride).

Queen Blushing Victorian

5. Blush is a cosmetic product that contains FDA-approved colorants or dyes to create a desired color. The pigments used in blush are identified on the label by a color and number, such as Red 33, Yellow 5, or Red Lake six. Typically, cosmetic companies use a combination of three or four pigments to produce a single shade of blush. Perry Romanowski, MS, a cosmetic chemist from Chicago, explains that the FDA approves fewer than 100 colorants, but they can be mixed in countless ways, allowing cosmetic companies to create new shades every season.

Lab of blush pigment

6. In 17th century Italy, Palermo-born Giulia Tofana peddled a so-called complexion aid she dubbed Aqua Tofana. The mix of arsenic, lead, and belladonna (a deadly plant) was marketed to women trapped in miserable marriages as a way of "dealing" with their spouses. Disguised as either powdered makeup like blush or hidden in a tiny vial, the flavorless poison could be mixed into any food or drink and left no trace in the bloodstream. Tofana later claimed to have helped poison roughly 600 men between the years of 1633 to 1651.

Two Victorian women drinking tea