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10. Looking Sickly Was In Vogue During The Victorian Era
During the Victorian era, it was seen as very beautiful to look like you had Tuberculosis. That pale skin, fever-y flush, watery eyes, and general delicate aesthetic was seen as very ethereal and vulnerable, and the most beautiful women mimicked that look. The only problem was, unless you were on your death bed, there was no real way to copy it.

Makeup was a massive taboo during the 1800s, where only prostitutes wore the stuff. Women would DIY their own cosmetics to try to bring that rosy flush to their cheeks or white pallor to their faces, but if they were found out it would be an embarrassing and reputation-damaging faux-pas.
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