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15. Poisonous Eye Drops
If the name of the game in the 1800s was to look fragile and delicate and on the brink of death, then Victorian women didn't miss any details. In order to create the glassy, red eye look that a person with a fever has, women would put belladonna droplets into their eyes, which is a poisonous plant. It would dilate their pupils and make them bright and watery.

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