I adore a beauty mark. Some of our most iconic beauty’s rock them. I did not realize the rich and interesting history behind them.
It started in Ancient Rome when clear skin was considered the end all be all. Believing that the Gods thought some people were to beautiful and placed a mole on their face to scar it, they decided to wear leather patches to cover the mole. I feel as if that would draw more attention… but whatever!
By the days of Marie Antionette and the opulent French court times had changed. Courtiers, male and female a like, used silk patches to cover pock marks hence creating a beauty mark. In the over top style of the day these patches would be in the shape of hearts,clovers and even carriages. A whole street in Paris was dedicated to shops selling what they called “mouche”.