Geisha is a woman who has been trained very highly within the traditional japanese arts. What they do is to entertain men. They do this by singing and dancing. This is an art to create an relaxing atmosphere. Because of their occupation they are often viewed as being prostitutes ( even though they arent prostitutes). In Japan the Geisha s seen as someone mysterious and unobtainable, A raie sight to see. They are often praised upon instead of being looked down. Girls are even aspiring to become Geisha because of how aesthetically pleasing they come across. After all the Word 'Geisha' means 'person of the arts '
Origins of Japanese beauty started by painting Geisha's faces white because of stories of foreign white beauties told by travelers. white skin is a sign of being rich, Because people with tans has to work in the fields. Plucking eyebrows extremely thinly was very popular too. After being married one would stain their teeth black.
In the Japanese culture the neck is seen as a very sexy part of the body.So therefore the geisha used to paint a white 'W' on the back of their necks with the white paint outline. an area was left unpainted. This was used as a tease of the skin.
The lips finishes the look up, The lips are made into a more thin morph or somehow made into a smaller version of what they actually are, an optical illusion as such. crystallized sugar was used to give a glisten to the lips.
Women were expected to be made up from as soon as they awake, to late hours when they sleep. making oneself is said to be done alone and not in public.
Black was an image of splender and beauty. after bearing a child one would shave their eyebrows off. colouring the teeth after marriage was a reflection of modesty and a proper attitude. make up was seen as an art rather than just something you put on your face. Floral eye catching fashion came in with accents of red used upon the face. The red was usually used on the outer eye or the lips. Hairstyles varies from up done buns with pieces of decoration embedded to a more relaxed tied back hair.