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Ancient China used face-whitening cosmetics before Ancient Greece, study claims

  • 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.

Former Employee Accuses Ulta Beauty of Reselling Used, Returned Makeup

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.

YouTuber Reveals The Difference Between Japanese and Korean Makeup

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.