Popular Chinese beauty blogger Austin Li Jiaqi has make-up applied as he prepares for a livestream.Photo: VCG via Getty Images
Popular Chinese beauty blogger Austin Li Jiaqi has make-up applied as he prepares for a livestream.Photo: VCG via Getty Images
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Chinese men who wore make-up weren’t ‘sissies’, they were admired and emulated by many of their contemporaries for centuries

  • Chinese men throughout history have used make-up to achieve a fair complexion, applying powders made from finely milled rice or highly toxic lead on their faces
  • The Six Dynasties period (220-589) was famous for dandified men who took meticulous care of their appearance and clothing

Popular Chinese beauty blogger Austin Li Jiaqi has make-up applied as he prepares for a livestream.Photo: VCG via Getty Images
Popular Chinese beauty blogger Austin Li Jiaqi has make-up applied as he prepares for a livestream.Photo: VCG via Getty Images
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