We Tried A 300-Year-Old Makeup Routine

we know throughout history there has been some highs some lows one thing we do know is that throughout history there have been looks being served beauty has been there beats historical beats weird cool mostly weird so today we are stepping back in time and trying an iconic beauty look from someone in history Spencer do you have a favorite time in history I liked when Mary and Elizabeth are fighting there was drama okay drama you like the drama do you have a favorite characters you know iris no you know how you want to like put yourself in a scenario there’s no parts where I’m like yeah wish I could go back then history fashions yeah baby segue so today we are going to be doing a look inspired by 18th century from from how do you feel about that they are pretty extra I feel like it’s definitely my level of extra but I’m excited to see you do it Marie Antoinette turn that upside down she had people putting stuff in their hair yeah people wearing lots of makeup so the most recognizable example of this time as you already said as our homegirl with Marie Antoinette there was some like real thought put into this and taking their time and like you worked on that well they didn’t work on it I feel like the thing was like to look like your face is a baby I’m not a baby okay before we hop into our looks we need to know some basic history the luxury goods market know the luxury goods market in Paris in the 1700s was said to be lively and extravagant yes extra French women of the time used a large variety of beauty products similar to how we use them today these products were used to clean and beautify the skin hide imperfections such as pock marks and syphilis scars this stuff is running rampant back in the day I guess also I have pock mark what Epoque marks from like Jacob Haas that sounds like that a few trade close on posh mark [Music] these products were also used to prevent aging and to prevent illness were they trying to get rid of all right makeup is off are you ready to start yes there’s a lot of stuff that’s been put in front of us that’s vinegar I can smell it and we have matches so we have this mood board over here that I’m going to grab and it’s going to be our inspiration you know when you like save those pictures on Instagram yeah this is it I made it myself oh my god this little dog lots of blush lots of blush defined phantom brows a little bit of nose highlight they were not using highlighter I’m pretty sure this was just paintings there were two main types of makeup Blanc and Rouge which is white and red Rouge is my level of Sephora insider the popular aesthetic was to have super pale skin which was seen to be a sign of high worth or social class woof interesting woof I mean this is where we get to history being like DUP and discriminatory yeah during the 15th through 18th centuries both men and women would paint their faces with a mixture of white lead and vinegar white lead I don’t think LEDs good to put on anything right I mean yeah that but also vinegar where do our Beauty standards come from this so obviously we’re not going to put poison on her faces I personally am NOT going to do any skin lightening steps just because I’m going to really modify my face and make it look as flat as possible I get to put light stuff on my face which is gonna be really great and I can’t wait oh girl yeah I know that is like kind of we’re talking like Halloween makeup like a clown situation that’s like whiteout like I erased my mistakes it’s funny like they would have been so excited to put this on no you’re a clown [Music] you look like they do I know Hey just gonna throw this out there not a fan eyebrows we’re often shaped both plucked and painted or dyed those with wealth could even wear false brows made from Mouse fur okay that’s Mouse wait wait why lice I can only imagine people years from now looking at like micro bleeding and being like that’s what they did that right elderberries may be used to darken the brows as well as burnt pork or cloves that what these are turns out we’ve got some cloves here so we’re going to be historically accurate with this so what you do is you take a little clove and you burn it on this thick end and then you wait for it to cool and then you use it on your brows okay wow you know this is working much better than I anticipated it’s very dark but I love it it is so good listen I’m impressed by how like pigmented that is but yeah baby she’s dark yeah they’re Rouge is basically blush that was used on top of the white makeup to achieve red and cheeks now I tell you but I’m not excited for this part yeah no I feel like this is gonna be a thing I love lush I put on too much already this is like a norm for me wow you look really scary scary because it’s so good my words aren’t helping you they’re not easy no I feel beautiful I feel like I look like I have a fever lips lips for not necessarily reddened but could be accentuated with the application of ingredients like almond oil or goose grease what’s goose grease no goose grease just makes me it’s the alliteration that really is throwing squeeze if color was desired a woman might apply distilled alcohol or vinegar balsamic and even then I meet men I want to put it on my lips so they just what does it do if they were smart they would just put their blush on their lips Oh smells yeah smells of vinegar it’s not doing anything honestly I’m like going back for more like it’s the Fountain of Youth over here a beauty more women and some men would also incorporate mooch a mooch mooches women and some men would also incorporate a move into their look highlighting their skins paleness oh so they would put a little beauty even larger like a dark dot just to be like look at how white I am these were black silk or velvet patches commonly cut into circles but could also appear to be shaped like moon stars or diamonds yes you’re getting crazy with that while they were mourn for their aesthetic value they were also useful for covering blemishes caused by syphilis or smallpox syphilis is back baby I’m gonna do too I knew the beauty marks but not the like stars it seems so much more calling attention to something when you could just live with your syphilis car Here I am this is me so we have our makeup looks but we’re missing a little something that’s the hair all right the poof was a hairstyle that was very popular with women in Paris during the 18th century in 1774 Leonardo da invented the poof sentimental in the first iteration of this style it said he used many feathers to wax figures a parrot pecking at cherries and 14 yards of gauze yeah this is what I remember there are a lot of stuff in there hair this so it was like a Christmas tree on your head Wow yeah probably some food yeah I was thinking about that I feel like you would have like little sunglasses of yours oh my gosh little sunglasses like some lipstick yeah a work phone a home phone I have some pens that are very dear to me my felt tip pens that are all different colors probably those in there yeah theatre or opera was a great place for ladies to show off their poops okay so they would like go out and stun yeah for like I have to imagine on her neck you know you wear your heels is a really cute heels but by the time we go home really get these it’s alright so it turns out to buy a poof these days is quite expensive yeah so we got a budget poof here we are I am scared we do the height and then the length I feel like a man on the dollar I am terrified to go out into the world the shirt kind of makes you look like you’re ready for court judge Court is in session I don’t know what you look like but I’m not confident in saying it out loud it wasn’t that bad no for me but I did I’m not pumped about how pale I am at the moment I’ve got some wild on my face this is something that I don’t [Music] okay I guess we gotta go see what people think great we’re wearing 18th century beauty trends do you have a denim oh yes sir the mole books absolutely not okay yeah it’s gonna be a note from you dog okay what about you Lillian not into it so much hair and I’m sweating so much ain’t we getting cake in a bitchy game yes you can honey I’ve been walking around all afternoon with this look on and this is not even the start of what women did at that time will some women it is warm under here I can only imagine what they had to do this is actually kind of fun I’m surprised how many things like worked like the clothes and the eyebrows like my eyebrows don’t look that bad like I’m pretty impressed not a look I’m gonna you know keep her my everyday but I mean it was fun there was a lot of work that went into this look I’m gonna go with my natural beauty [Music] you

Stephen Childs


  1. How is trying to be really white racist if that fashionstatement dated before people in Europa contacted others of colour? At that time where is specifically spoken of they probably did meet people of colour but should that be a reason to change the way of fashion immidiatly even though every one in that area was white? So should this really be called racism? Idk

  2. A stitch in time from BBC hosted by Amber Butchart is a fantastic modern history on why Marie Antoinette was so fashion forward and controversial.

  3. honestly e-girls are the new version of 18th century’s French women

  4. Pox marks are more likely Small Pox… Like how HM Queen Elizabeth I had Small Pox so she wore that lead based white face paint (basically face paint lol) she used that to hide the pox marks. But then the lead was poisonous and eat away at her (and other women that did it) skin even more!! It was a vicious circle.

  5. No, this is so not historically accurate or historically informed like at all…

  6. Also being pale meant wealth because if you were tan you were outside a lot and that meant you worked. So if you were rich you didn’t have to work so you stayed inside therefore were pale. That also applies to white peopled.

  7. why do this if you are gonna be negative all the way through and not learn the full history / reasons behind stuff

  8. *me really into history, my body quaked when they put ‘18th century makeup’ as the sliding divider title when they were doing 17th century and I’m- reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee but other than that everything…….was pretty ok…….o k ? ? 😬

  9. Spencer: I feel like, I look like I have a fever.
    Me: That was the point. They thought those with typhoid looked beautiful, so they used makeup to emulate that.

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  11. “Pox marks and syphilis!!!!…marks?” 😂😂😂 They used to wear powdered wigs to also disguise syphilis symptoms. Pox marks were more from small pox not chicken pox

  12. Lmaooooo 7:36 when Spencer said "Goose Grease" like that. I bout lost it 🤣🤣🤣💀💀

  13. From what I've read of fashion history, the desirability of pale skin was as much classism as racism. Like, don't get me wrong, it was also a metric butt ton of racism, but laborers who worked in the field got tan and their bosses who stayed indoors didn't. So being the color of milk started out as a way to prove you could pay people to go outside for you.

  14. "to remove worms from your face" sounds wild but actually until like the 1800s "fleshworms" was a common term for acne (cause when you pop it, it looks a bit…you know, larval).

  15. Light skin was associated with high class society because you didn’t leave the house so your skin was untouched by the sun therefore you didn’t need to work or leave the house.

  16. This was so fun. OK not practical for every day, but please continue to do historical posts like this 🙂

  17. They painted their faces white to show Wealth and royalty,but this was because it was thought that if you had a tan,you had been outside working,whereas if you had white or very pale skin,it would look like you didn't go outside/ didn't have to work xx

  18. This would have been so much better had they researched some 18th century women of colour, for example the portrait of dido belle and her cousin which both of them could have interpreted, while sharing some more accurate and interesting history

  19. Fun fact. The cheeks were so heavily colors to make it look like you had party hard. It gave the illusion of drunkenness and merry meant. The goose grease (the fat from goose meat and grease from cooking) where added as a gloss, and the vinegar and alcohol where used as a interaction to color the lips. King of like cinnamon us used now.

  20. Jasmyne said: the goal was to look like your face was a baby and I am not a baby-but her face is round and baby like?

  21. It is kind of interesting how the background is so colourful and how behind the camera is all grey
    I can see it in the mirror

  22. The blonde wig doesn’t seem to be accurate, they should have gotten two grey ones. Or made their own hair like ladylike.

  23. 9:55 yeah this is what I remember they had a lot of stuff in their hair
    Time traveler? 👀

  24. Fun thing with Marie Antoinette is that she wasn’t the most lavish spenders in the French Monarchy, she started the high waisted looks of the Regency era and at the time was criticized for it ALOT (there are paints of her wearing the dress to the vacation home they had)

  25. Is it weird that I am really into everything about this rococo look? I think it is very aesthetically pleasing

  26. The "beauty marks" people sported back then were actually small bits of fabric that people would glue to their face to hide the holes that lead paint would cause on their faces! They weren't really used as just decoration, and very often they'd be skin color to hide the lead scars.

  27. Is no one going to tell homegirls that Marie Antoinette was gone in 1800 France…the video followed a much more 1700’s rococo look. No one was wanting to portray the queen who had been sentenced to death. Everyone mocked her. 🙁 The video was simply mistitled in my opinion

  28. Where history is discriminatory? …the melanin ladies still trying to only buy one shade of foundation to get a color (if it even exists)

  29. At least they are doing this kind of close to Halloween and not in the summer around July lol

  30. I usually love As/is but this video is so half arsed, it’s almost like they ran out of ideas and whipped something up at the last minute

  31. the pale skin thing was because they didn’t have to go outside to work because they had people to go outside for them

  32. "woof." I was waiting for that part (aka history being racist) to come up.

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  34. I’ve been waiting for this video for my whole life thanks for this 😂😂

  35. The stars and moons as beauty marks thing whipped me back to E-girls. Have humans just always been the same.

  36. It wasn't as much as discriminatory as it was just a signal that you were wealthly enough not to go outside and work in a field.

  37. The things they said, just proved how little research they did. Try for gosh sake try.

  38. I don’t even know if you guys look at the comments but this reminds me of how back then, European women used Belladonna (nightshade) as eye drops to dilate their pupils to look more “alluring”.

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