In the 18th century, Marie Antoinette kicked the gossip mill into overdrive by sitting for an official portrait in a corset-less (gasp!) muslin dress. As it turns out, the lightweight fabric’s renown dates back even further, with more uses than even the most tricked-out Swiss Army knife. Don’t believe us? Take a peek at the textile’s unexpectedly fascinating Wikipedia entry for a full rundown.
While the mighty muslin has been around for centuries, I remained ignorant of its power until I tried Liz Earle’s Pure Muslin Cloths. After just a few days, I’ve become a dedicated fan. Made of 100% cotton, they manage the impossible: exfoliating my supersensitive skin without leaving my complexion redder than a ripe tomato. And for wearers of does-she-even-have-pores, full-coverage foundation (ahem, yours truly), the tightly woven fibers are great for lifting away all traces of makeup.
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