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MYSTIC magazine is the alchemy of mixing the mundane with the magic! The intention behind the articles you will find in this online magazine is to seek out the enchanting stories behind everyday subjects, such as home, garden, art, beauty, fashion, music, food, travel and much more. MYSTIC magazine also aims to guide and teach through the life experiences of others, with interviews of interesting people in the field of new age, including psychics, mediums, medical intuitives, energy healers, and all of the arcane arts. MYSTIC magazine is sure to bring a little magic into anyones incarnation. Many blessings, Deanne Sarita Smart {editor.


Where did make-up begin?

*image courtesy of martha stewart website

Cosmetics, first used in Ancient Rome for ritual purposes,[1] were part of daily life for women, especially prostitutes and the wealthy. Some fashionable cosmetics, such as those imported from ChinaGermany and Gaul, were so expensive that the Lex Oppia tried to limit their use in 189 BCE.[2] These “designer brands” spawned cheap knock-offs that were sold to poorer women.[3] Working-class women could afford the cheaper varieties, but may not have had the time (or slaves) to apply the makeup[4] as the use of makeup was a time-consuming affair because cosmetics needed to be reapplied several times a day due to weather conditions and poor composition.[5]

Cosmetics were applied in private, usually in a small room where men did not enter. Cosmetae, female slaves that adorned their mistresses, were especially praised for their skills.[6] They would beautify their mistresses with cultus, the Latin word encompassing makeupperfume and jewelry.[7]
*excerpt and image courtesy of wikipedia 

Cosmetae applying cosmetics to a wealthy Roman woman.‎

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