Category: tang dynasty

Are the lips of tang dynasty makeup suppose to…

Are the lips of tang dynasty makeup suppose to resemble flower petals?

Hi, thanks for the question! (Photos via 当小时)

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Tang dynasty makeup, like the rest of Tang culture, was vibrant and glamorous. 

Florid styles of lip makeup were popular – the color of red for lips included red, light red, red with golden powder, pink, etc. Women first put powder onto the lips, and then drew any pattern they liked. During the Tang, many patterns for lip makeup were invented. According to one record, there were 17 patterns in the last 30 years of the dynasty. Below – depictions of Tang lip patterns by 睿汐_Sai:

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Out of all the lip patterns, the most popular were the “cherry” lips and “flower petal” lips. Cherry lips refer to lips with the shape and color of a cherry. According to traditional Chinese beauty ideals, a beautiful woman should have a “cherry mouth” that resembles a cherry by being small, cherry-shaped, ruddy, and lustrous. Below – recreations by Chen Yen-hui:

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Another famous pattern took the shape of a little flower – “flower petal” lips. To make it, women first made an obvious depression in the middle of the upper lip. Then the upper lip contour took the shape of two petals, and the lower lip another petal. 

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There were many more Tang lip patterns, but the above two were the most popular.

Bonus – Here are some lip patterns from other Chinese dynasties (X). From left to right, top to bottom – Han, Wei, Song, Ming, Qing, Qing:

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For more references on traditional Chinese lip makeup, please see my makeup tag.

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Tong Liya 佟丽娅

Tong Liya 佟丽娅

fouryearsofshades: 那么此款是少女造型,唐代盛行红妆,唐宇文氏《妆台记…

fouryearsofshades:

那么此款是少女造型,唐代盛行红妆,唐宇文氏《妆台记》中写道:“美人妆,面既傅粉,复以胭脂调匀掌中,施以两颊,浓者为‘酒晕妆’;淡者为‘桃花妆’;薄薄施朱,以粉罩之,为‘飞霞妆’。”此种妆流行于隋唐,为青年女子所爱。 (via 【迷你课堂】仿唐百合髻_Niki-镜子_新浪博客)

Tang style hair and make up tutorial. Suitable for young ladies.

changan-moon: Traditional Chinese hanfu and ma…

changan-moon:

Traditional Chinese hanfu and makeup of Tang dynasty by 杭州纳兰

hongvanngh: Ref for my OC, but it’s too beaut…

hongvanngh:

Ref for my OC, but it’s too beautiful to not spread the love

Lips make up in Tang Dynasty style

These are actually lip makeup styles from various Chinese dynasties. From left to right, top to bottom: Qing, Tang, Song, Ming, Wei, Tang, Qing, Han, Tang, Ming.

weloveperioddrama: costumes per historical per…

weloveperioddrama:

costumes per historical period: imperial china: southern and northern dynasties, sui dynasty, tang dynasty (420-907)

gemma-antiqua: Chinese silver gilt hair pin, d…

gemma-antiqua:

Chinese silver gilt hair pin, dated to the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE). Currently located in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Image from Wikimedia Commons and edited by me. 

gemma-antiqua:

gemma-antiqua:

Chinese silver gilt hair pin, dated to the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE). Currently located in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Image from Wikimedia Commons and edited by me. 

Hi, do you know what the name of the long, wid…

Hi, do you know what the name of the long, wide-sleeved outer robes are called? They look to be very light/sheer. Would you also happen to know where to get them online in the US? Thank you so much!

Hi, thanks for the question!

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The long, wide-sleeved outer robes that are light/sheer are a type of traditional Chinese hanfu called Daxiushan/大袖衫 (literally “large-sleeve robe”).

Daxiushan was most popular during the Tang dynasty. As the name indicates, it’s main feature is it’s broad sleeves. Daxiushan is generally made of thin and light material, because it was originally created for wear in the summer. 

For more information, please check out: the section on Daxiushan in my post on the Different Types of Hanfu, the Wikipedia article on Daxiushan, and my Daxiushan tag for additional visual references.

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As for where to buy Daxiushan online in the US – currently, I don’t know of any reliable hanfu vendors that have inventory in the US (most if not all hanfu on sites like Ebay/Amazon are counterfeits). The safest bet is to buy from Taobao and have them ship to the US. You can check out my Taobao tag and Where to Buy Hanfu page for more information.

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Hope this helps, and good luck! (Images: 1, 2, 3)

Hi, do you know what the name of the long, wid…

Hi, do you know what the name of the long, wide-sleeved outer robes are called? They look to be very light/sheer. Would you also happen to know where to get them online in the US? Thank you so much!

Hi, thanks for the question!

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The long, wide-sleeved outer robes that are light/sheer are a type of traditional Chinese hanfu called Daxiushan/大袖衫 (literally “large-sleeve robe”).

Daxiushan was most popular during the Tang dynasty. As the name indicates, it’s main feature is it’s broad sleeves. Daxiushan is generally made of thin and light material, because it was originally created for wear in the summer. 

For more information, please check out: the section on Daxiushan in my post on the Different Types of Hanfu, the Wikipedia article on Daxiushan, and my Daxiushan tag for additional visual references.

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As for where to buy Daxiushan online in the US – currently, I don’t know of any reliable hanfu vendors that have inventory in the US (most if not all hanfu on sites like Ebay/Amazon are counterfeits). The safest bet is to buy from Taobao and have them ship to the US. You can check out my Taobao tag and Where to Buy Hanfu page for more information.

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Hope this helps, and good luck! (Images: 1, 2, 3)