As Within So Without

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, and from then on, all the women in power were pinching the hell out of their cheeks --Hoping to be the fairest 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. This fact has created a major dilemma for those who hold to evolution. If man evolved from lower animals, why do we blush alone? Hmmm... but, on another note, could you imagine a blushing puppy!!! AHHH... I would die from adorableness!

Pound puppy blushing

3. "The term rouge was coined in France, though nowadays we think of lipstick when we use that word, says blush aficionado Kenecia Lashae. "I believe the first rouge was discovered by accident. A young lady was eating fresh berries and noticed a light tint to her lips. She then used the berries on her cheek. It brought color and warmth to her face, and she loved it," "Today, blush is used for the same purpose, but also to define the cheekbone itself."

sweet berries on a tree covered in snow

4. Men find women who blush attractive because it’s a cultural stereotype of innocence. It’s believed a woman who blushes is less sexually experienced, younger, or less worldly. Men want to marry the “blushing bride,” aka the virgin bride.

Queen Blushing Victorian

5. "Blush is made from FDA-approved colorants or dyes. These pigments appear as color and number on the label, such as Red 33, Yellow 5, or Red Lake 6."


"Typically, three or four pigments are mixed to make a single shade of blush. "Fewer than 100 colorants are approved by the FDA, but these can be blended in an infinite number of ways, which is how cosmetic companies can introduce new shades every season," says Perry Romanowski, MS, a Chicago-based cosmetic chemist.

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

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