The Crusaders brought back from the Crusades some cosmetic substances, among them – Oriental pearls. His finely pounded, mixed with wheat starch to give a snow-white pearly powder. It was her obligation to the era of its famous faces pale alabaster shade. Despite the oppression of religion, women still did not forget to take care of themselves: they make a mask based on clay and starch, with the addition of honey or a donkey's milk – such were the ancient recipes. Aristocrat in this age of witchcraft were preparing themselves ointments from animal components: blood hedgehog or a bat. Hygiene is was at the appallingly low. During the Renaissance, women were finally entitled to be beautiful and attractive. They have rosy lipstick and nails red, and his hair – in the famous Venetian blonde, at the fair, golden hue, which is immortalized by Botticelli his "Venus". The dye obtained mixing crushed saffron and lemon juice. Famous complexion of that era, translucent and shimmering, also reached by the lead white paint with the addition of crushed pearls. Then came the Age of Enlightenment – the time of this beauty follies. In France, the court of King-Sun ladies excelled in coquetry and makeup. Cosmetics era: on the basis of saffron powder or different pollen made faces bright and hairstyles bought unseen shapes and sizes. There was also cosmetics, so the Marquis de Pompadour apply the mask of whipped honey and sour cream and refreshed face tonic water from the chervil. Only at the end of 18 century demands of beauty become more restrained, and finally accompanied by at least some hygiene.