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“The princess expressed interest in making me up…

“The princess expressed interest in making me up … First she covered my eyebrows across the forehead with mascara and turned each of them into a bow-shape, then she dyed my eyelashes, covered my cheeks with white powder and red blush, and finally made my lips red without forgetting to draw a thin shade of a mustache over my lips, which is apparently considered one of the beauty marks for an Iranian women’s face.”

Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards, Afsaneh Najmabadi