A light balm made with beeswax and sweet almond oil, coloured with cosmetic grade red ochre (red iron oxide) and enhanced with the merest hint of pure rose oil for a touch of private luxury.
Choose from 'subtle', formulated to tint the lips very gently for an understated enhancement, or 'dark' with enough pigment to create a definite reddening.
This lip paint, whilst not made to a specific historic recipe, should nonetheless be appropriate for use by re-enactors across most historic periods as it uses ingredients widely used in early cosmetics. It is of course also ideal for everyday use.
"Her lips she laies with so fresh a red, as if she sang, John come kisse me now" (Thomas Tuke, c1580-1657)
Ingredients: Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, cera alba, iron oxide, rosa damascenea(Rose) oil. 6g approx. in a twist up tube.
Part of our 'Time Traveller's Toiletries' range of products.
Please note, we make regualr small batches of cosmetics to ensure you get the freshest product, there may occasionally be a short delay of a few days between ordering and dispatch if we are due to make fresh supplies.