- A team of researchers from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Shaanxi Academy of Archaeology discovered ancient bronze containers containing lead white residue that the ancient Chinese used for face-whitening makeup.
- The discovery was made at a nobility cemetery located in the Liangdaicun site in the city of Hancheng in China’s Shaanxi province.
- The researchers published their study in the open-access journal Humanities and Social Sciences Communications on Sept. 3.
- “The results show that these residues were the earliest synthesized lead white in the world to date, which was produced by the precipitation method in solution distinct from the corrosion method practiced in ancient Greece,” the researchers wrote.
Chinese researchers have unearthed bronze containers with lead white residue that the ancient Chinese used for face-whitening makeup around 300 years before the ancient Greeks started making their own.
The team of researchers from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and the Shaanxi Academy of Archaeology discovered the ancient artifacts at the Liangdaicun site in the city of Hancheng in China’s Shaanxi Province.
Popular beauty brand ColourPop has just released the ultimate cosmetics collection for all the “pretty guardians of love and justice” out there.
The “Sailor Moon x ColourPop Cosmetics” collection, which has been highly requested by Sailor Moon fans, officially goes on sale today.
Several products from popular Korean cosmetic brands have been recalled for containing too much of a heavy metal.
On March 19, South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced that it found excessive amounts of antimony in 13 cosmetic products sold by eight brands and produced by local original design manufacturer (ODM) Hwasung Cosmetic.
A Twitter user who claims to have previously worked for Ulta Beauty, Inc., a popular cosmetics store, has accused her former employer of re-selling used makeup via a series of tweets last week.
In the lengthy thread she started on January 9, user Fatinamxo alleged that Ulta Beauty, a retailer of popular cosmetics and skincare brands, merely clean and repackage returned items such as lip palettes and foundation from customers before placing them back on the shelves.
A cosmetics company in Japan has issued an apology regarding a sign one of its stores recently posted that indicated Chinese people were prohibited from entering.
Written in Japanese, the offending sign placed in an unspecified Pola store window read: “Entry by Chinese people prohibited.”
A skilled YouTuber revealed how Japanese and Korean makeup trends differ through a side-by-side comparison using her face.
In a recent video, Daiya explained that a major difference is preference in colors, pointing out that orange, red, pink, gold, and brown are more popular choices in Korea, while pink coral, coral orange, and nude colors (such as beige) are favored in Japan.
A new beauty trend is making waves in South Korea.
It’s called the “Face Maker Lifting Tape” — a new product from Dodo Label that, basically, lifts your face.