Cess
as heiress of the Montacute Estate

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Hair and make-up

The maids attempted to fiddle with the front of Cess’s hair,
to roll it up over pads or to frizz and curl the front, but she
refused. Cess also rebelled against smearing ‘ceruse’, lead-
based make-up to whiten her complexion, on her face or to
redden her lips and cheeks with cochineal. She did allow
the maids to darken her eyelashes with kohl and rather likes
the way it makes her eyes stand out. She spends quite a lot
of time looking in the mirror. It has been many years since
she last saw her reflection.



Click here to see the clothes for Cess as the
Poultry Girl