Josephine Bonaparte (née Tascher de la Pagerie), first wife of Napoleon I/Artist: Pierre Jean David d'Angers (French, Angers Paris) Date: century Culture: French Medium: Bronze, cast Dimensions: Diameter: 7 in. cm) Classification: Medals and Plaquettes
Marie Antoinette's beauty routine set a positive example for the ladies at court. Traditionally women wore a white, lead-based, paste as foundation, and their lipstick contained arsenic. Some women went as far as to ingest this toxin to achieve an unnatural pallor. The Queen adopted a simple practice of applying lemon water and no additional makeup.