Queen Elizabeth I.
Queen Elizabeth I ruled England from 1558 to 1603, her reign was known as the Elizabethan era and she was the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Elizabeth never married nor did she produce issue, because of this she was often refered to as the Virgin Queen
Queen Elizabeth herself possessed the ideal Elizabethan beauty traits; pale skin, wide-set eyes, narrow brows and golden red hair.
Elizabeth was an influential monarch with fashion, women strove to copy her trends.
Queen Elizabeth would wear thick white lead on her face for aesthetic reasons, to maintain her appearance of a pure virgin and to cover up her smallpox scars. The white lead also became useful when she grew older as it was able to disguise her wrinkles.
Queen Elizabeth had golden red hair, in the Elizabethan era it was hard to maintain hair, so Elizabeth often wore wigs. It was said that she had over eighty wigs in her personal collection.
My Elizabeth I.
In my second year of university I had to create a look based off of female icon 'Queen Elizabeth I' for my period hair exam.
I styled a blonde wig into a traditional Elizabethan style and adorned it with pearl flowers and white ostrich feathers.
I also did a beauty makeup on the model, unfortunately it looked a bit more theatrical than HD filn
This blog is to follow on from my university final project, which was a historical reference book on ‘Female Hair and Makeup Throughout History’. Each week I will release a post featuring an era and an aspect of hair, makeup and fashion from the time. I will also have my makeup muse of the week, who could be a makeup or fashion trendsetter of their time or a makeup artist who has innovated the industry.