The use of makeup is well documented for Muscovite Rus.
I haven't been able to document it for Kievan Rus yet, but the tradition had to come from somewhere, so for fancy events I go ahead and do a subtle version of that look, just like you do. Although I use flour instead of makeup powder (I'm not very good at buying real makeup) and I don't need to darken my eyebrows.
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>FWIW, I did compile a number of references to beauty
>from several old folktales, and established a makeup
>routine for events
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