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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.

Blind Chinese makeup artist teaches other visually impaired women how to apply makeup

  • A blind Chinese makeup artist has taught thousands of visually impaired women to apply their makeup using their sense of touch.
  • The woman was diagnosed with inherited retinal dystrophy at 14 years old and gradually lost her sight as she progressed into adulthood.
  • After graduating from a school for the blind, she opened a massage parlour; however, she quit after experiencing frequent sexual harassement from clients.
  • The 30-year-old now teaches in-person and online courses.
  • She can sense the direction of false eyelashes using her lips and recognize where certain products go based on skin texture and facial features.

A blind Chinese woman who is considered China’s “first blind makeup artist” has taught thousands of visually impaired women how to apply makeup using their sense of touch.

Xiao Jia, 30, was diagnosed with inherited retinal dystrophy when she was 14 and gradually lost her sight as she progressed into adulthood. When Xiao was 9 years old, she began experiencing discomfort in her eye and would see a “gray cloud” in front of her. 

LA beauty brand collaborates with Nissin to create Cup Noodles makeup collection

  • Los Angeles-based beauty brand HipDot recently collaborated with Japanese food company Nissin to create a ramen-inspired makeup collection.
  • The HipDot x Cup Noodles collection, which consists of a pigment palette, a lip and cheek set and a collector’s box, was launched early last week.
  • "Cup Noodles recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and we are so excited to expand our makeup collaboration portfolio with another cult-classic, household name in the food space," HipDot CEO Jeff Sellinger said in a statement. “We love to continue creating a world in which food and beauty can exist in one, all the while surprising fans in both industries."
  • The products in the collection are all vegan, cruelty-free, talc-free, mineral oil-free, phthalates free and paraben free, according to HipDot.
  • Prices for the limited edition items start at $22.

HipDot, a Los Angeles-based beauty brand, recently collaborated with Nissin to create a ramen-inspired make-up collection – perfect for fans of instant noodles and cosmetics.

The HipDot x Cup Noodles collection, which consists of a pigment palette, a lip and cheek set and a collector’s box, was launched early last week.

Chinese woman dresses up as an elderly person so her grandfather, 96, will recognize her in the afterlife

A Chinese woman wore makeup and clothes to make herself look older, so her 96-year-old grandfather will recognize her as an elderly woman when they meet in the afterlife.

Liang Tingting, 27, was raised by her grandparents in Zhangjiang of southern China’s Guangdong Province after her father died of uremia when she was 6 years old. Her grandparents initially farmed to support her education; however, due to financial difficulties, Liang ended up needing to work the rest of her childhood after finishing first grade.

Drag queen Kim Chi talks Korean pride and her ‘full circle’ moment with her queer POC makeup line

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  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Kim Chi has a makeup line, “KimChi Chic Beauty,” which is now available at over 130 CVS stores nationwide.
  • Kim Chi bought her first eyeliner and brush set at CVS and describes her makeup line’s launch at the drugstore chain as coming “full circle.”
  • Her experiences growing up as a Korean American in a “small and predominantly white town in Michigan” taught her to embrace her individuality and recognize the importance of diversity and representation.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Kim Chi’s makeup line “KimChi Chic Beauty” is now available at over 130 CVS locations across the U.S.

The prominent Korean American drag queen, whose real name is Shin Sang-young, shared the news last month on her Twitter account, expressing gratitude to her fans and her excitement over seeing her line at the national drugstore chain.

Ad in China ‘Victim-Blames’ Woman in Makeup Being Followed By Masked Man

A company in China has pulled an advertisement for its makeup removal wipes after receiving backlash for allegedly promoting victim-blaming, CNN reports.

Controversial video: In the Purcotton advertisement, a masked man stalks a woman as she walks through a dark alley at night. The woman removes her makeup with wipes and faces her horrified would-be attacker, scaring him away.

Malaysian Cosmetic Brand Under Fire for Using the Same Model to Portray Different Women of Color

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A Malaysian cosmetic brand was put on blast online after it released a short video using one model to portray other women of color for its new foundation line.

C. Code Cosmetics was called out for its ad, according to Coconuts Kuala Lumpur. In addition to the cosmetic brand, Twitter user @Roshinee_M also called out retail chain Watsons Malaysia for sharing the 39-second clip.