‘Mulan Makeup Challenge’ is Going Viral in China

Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.

In China, the hype comes in the form of a now-viral makeup challenge, which has already attracted more than 300 million views.

 

The challenge, which uses the hashtags “Mulan Imitation” (#花木兰仿妆#) and “Mulan Imitation Contest” (#花木兰仿妆大赛#), has netizens mimicking the character’s betrothal makeup, which happened to be popular back in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.).

In a YouTube video, makeup vlogger Emma Zhou explains that the look is basically achieved using rice flour and pigments from strong-colored flowers.

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Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via YouTube / Walt Disney Studios

The makeup, which aims to emphasize the roundness of the face, uses rice flour for a “truly ‘blank’ canvas” and pigments for blush on the cheeks, tint on the lips and a floral decoration on the forehead.

Additionally, the look features a yellow “aura” on the forehead, also known as “Buddha’s makeup,” as many practiced Buddhism at the time.

Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
A woman from the Tang Dynasty. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Check out netizens in their Mulan makeup:

Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @momo酱也是徐老师
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @吴琼琼爱画画
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @可爱到脱发
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @我是代福猪宝
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @Timo-CMQ
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @杰西哈喽Stephanie
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @亚细亚能猫
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @选琇呀
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @是一个小透明啦
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @国产小黑黑
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @黎千千Nico
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @Forever-Xr
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @ZZXin_
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @精神病少女J
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @您的好友蛋黄酱上线了
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @-甜橘少女
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @周恩来穿越而来
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @南生BWD
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @我的实验报告飞了
Following the release of Disney’s trailer for its live-action remake of “Mulan,” fans all over the world have begun recreating the image of the titular Chinese heroine — with particular attention to her traditional beauty.
Image via Weibo / @捷咦咦咦

“Mulan,” starring Liu Yifei, hits theaters on March 27, 2020.

Featured Images via YouTube / Walt Disney Studios (Left) and Weibo / @momo酱也是徐老师 (Right)

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