Saturday, August 15, 2009


Kohl: Kohl is an cosmetic for a history of over 5,000 years, known in ancient Egypt and throughout the middle east today. It is a black paste/powder made of soot and other ingredients. As kohl has been around for so long, the ingredients vary by time and place. The result is a black cosmetic for the eyes, especially the eyelids. It has also been used medicinally. Kohl shares it etymology with alcohol (both Arabic). Kohl seems to be the cosmetic of choice in fantasy novels, regardless of any considerations of time, locale, or culture.
She was tall and plump, with kohl-rimmed eyes, her hair dyed an unnatural black.
She had the same delicate features as the Commander, yet the long hair and the thin lines of kohl around her eyes transformed his face into her ageless beauty.

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