The next culture featured in the Civ V series is Austria, a small European nation. (For players, Austria is only available in the Gods and Kings expansion pack). Austria and it’s capital, Vienna, are undeniably cultured, with the city often being dubbed The City of Music. A litany of prestigious classical musicians hail from the country, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gustav Mahler. The capital was also host to many foreign musicians, such as Ludwig Van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. During this period, composers penned their work using quills and inkwells, which Lime Crime and Laura Geller have covered.
Lime Crime Uniliner in Quill and Laura Geller Inkwell Gel Liner:
Society women in Vienna also get to participate in some of the 200 19th-century style balls held every year. These events are lush, elegant affairs, often held in lovely palaces and featuring live orchestras. For enchanting evening eyes, Bareminerals has “The Afterparty”, a pretty, smoky-natural shadow quad.
Austria is also home to some of the most prestigious, expensive wines (and wineglasses) in the world. While Austrian wine is largely dry white wine, who can resist a pretty, plum wine color for their lips? This type of color looks exceptional in the fall-appropriate, since Austrian Autumns are particularly lovely. Chanel Rouge Allure Lipcolor in Envoutante is a lovely high-end option, while L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolor in Raisin Rapture is a pretty, affordable alternative.
Quite famously, Austria is also the home of the prestigious, impressive Habsburg family. Many men from this lineage were Holy Roman Emperors and great kings, and the women were helpful in securing different lands and bonds for the Austrian empire, often through diplomatic marriages. Of these women, the most easily recognizable is likely Maria Theresa, the only woman to directly rule the Habsburg dominions. She began her 40-year rule in 1740, and produced many children, who would go on to help secure Austria’s affiliations with other nations. Possibly the most famous of these was her youngest daughter, Maria Antonia, who married the prince of Austria’s long-time enemy, Louis XVI of France. Upon her arrival in her new kingdom, Maria Antonia stylized her name in the French fashion as Marie Antoinette.
Marie Antoinette, by Marten Van Maytens, 1767
In the time of these women’s rule, white, powdered hair was en vouge. The highest-quality of these powders were made from finely milled starch. Women would often decorate their hair with small ribbons, jewels, and pearls. The aristocratic women almost always wore rouge, often made with toxic ingredients to form a paste, in wide areas of the cheek. Lips were frequently darkened red with alcohol or vinegar. The eyelids, in contrast to today, were often left bare. However, the eyebrows were frequently darkened. Anastasia makes great brow products, Maybelline makes excellent cream blush, and a great red lipstick is easy to find-MAC’s are very popular.
Lime Crime makeup can be purchased from their website.
Laura Geller makeup can also be bought from their respective website.
MAC can be found at department stores and online via their website.
Chanel cosmetics can be found on their own website, as well as at department stores like Macy’s.
L’Oreal and Maybelline can both be found at drugstores and at Ulta.
Bareminerals and Anastasia products can both be purchased at Sephora.
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