[ Serawis ] Spiderlike Eyeliner
HQ Compatible / standalone / maxis match
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A gothic inspired eyeliner for your edgier sims.
- Comes in 10 swatches
- Made for teen, young adult, adult, and elder
- Base game compatible
- HQ mod compatible
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First in my Authentic Historical makeup series!
[ Serawis ] Authentic Ancient Egyptian Makeup Set
Authentic colour swatches
Slider compatible for those that just want to have fun!
Multiple options (not all are visible in the previews)
Available for all ages and genders (as per history)
A lil history lesson for those that are interested ♥
The ideal beauty in ancient Egypt was a slender figure for both genders, and some older mummies have even been found to be stuffed with sawdust to create a rounded, idealised breast shape. Yet it’s noted that beauty was observed not only in appearances as proven with Cleopatra, as her personality and voice was often described as her most charming trait. Makeup was not only for beauty - it was for protection and believed to have magical properties.
Makeup was used by all classes, ages and genders, however there were some minor differences. The most obvious difference between the rich and the poor would be the containers and tools used, but also the ingredients used to to create their cosmetics. Therefore it can be assumed that lower classes had makeup with less pigment, colour variation, and precision - but it did not stop them from wearing it! For example, kohl was expensive and if lower classes were to get a hold of it, they would apply it with sticks whilst the upper classes had theirs kept in ornamental boxes. Style-wise there was no difference between the classes, although noble women were known to pale their skin using creams and powders, likely because it suggested that they did not need to work outside. Cleopatra allegedly bathed in donkey’s milk to keep her skin fair (although it’s important to remember that Cleopatra was of Greek decent).
Green malachite and black kohl was commonly used as eyeshadow in ancient Egypt, which has been proven to have protective properties. The technique was to apply it from lid to brow and on the lower eyelids, surrounding the eye. Galena was also used to make shades of grey. Nobility also wore eye glitter that was made from iridescent shells of beetles!
Eyeliner was black kohl or soot was drawn thick and in an almond shape and could be drawn in many patterns, be decorative or for ceremonial purposes dedicated to the gods. For this I made only two simple shapes as I couldn’t find exactly what the patterns would have looked like - but perhaps in a future update I will! The style that was most known was painting both the upper and lower lid from the corners of the eyes to the edges of the face. it it believed they used animal fat to create consistent and lasting paste. Eyebrows and eyelashes were filled in with the same ingredients.
For the cheeks they would use red ochre or hydrated iron oxide in oranges and deep reds which would stain the cheeks. Whilst there is no description exactly how it was applied on the face, when looking at the bust of Nefertiti you can see that it’s applied where redness on the cheeks happens naturally, so I did the same for this set.
They also used red ochre or henna for the lips as well which would stain them deep red and dried matte. Popular colours also included orange, magenta, and blue-black. Red was especially popular during Cleopatra’s rule as it was a symbol of power, and many nobility copied it. And whilst the lower classes likely did use something on their own lips, it is likely that they had less pigmented options.
Henna was used to stain the fingers and toes, as nailcare was really important. Henna was applied as colour to the nails and upper classes had their own makeup artists that worked on their nails.
Tattoos also seemed common. Dancing girls and prostitutes used to tattoo their thighs as a precaution against venereal disease in the style of the dwarf deity Bes.
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