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Traditional Chinese Huadian 花钿 Makeup

Huadian (Chinese: 花钿 ; pinyin: huā diàn) is a kind of flower decoration on women’s faces in ancient times. There are three colors, red, green, and yellow, and red is the most popular.

Huadian is a facial make-up that was popular in the Sui and Tang dynasties. In addition to the shape of the plum blossom, there are also a variety of little birds, small fish, ducks, etc.

The origin of Huadian can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period and was used successively in Qin and Han dynasties.

In the Southern Dynasties, Princess Shouyang invented plum blossom makeup.

In the Tang dynasty, it was revived because of Shangguan Wan’er and reached its peak. Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms continued to prevail.

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