Revise your technique of makeup application when you switch to the innocent pink shades of powder and paint which are decreed for spring.
A good beginning is to concentrate as much on the scrub-up as the make-up. If you need to rout blackheads or graze off dry cuticle, which can spoil your best make-up efforts, use a friction paste of cornmeal and rub it over your face. You can make this granular cleanser with a heap of cornmeal and a little water. To make clogged pores and ruffled skin receptive to your friction rub, use the cornmeal paste after a hot soapy scrub.
For this spring clean-up, use a water-softener to effect a better liaison between soap and water. Some softening cereals not only relieve water tensions and make a lather more active, but will perfume your wash basin with crushed lavender flowers.
All set for your pale and pretty make-up? Polka-dot your makeup cream over face and neck,then blend dabs of color together. A warning against a heavy-handed application: your spring make-up will look like a mask if you don’t use restraint. The more pastel-pink your rouge is, the more restraint you will need to use when painting on a delicate blush.
A pressing-in technique is a good one to use when applying powder. That way, you banish a powdery surplus, make skin surfaces look smoother, coax powder to stay-put, and create the effect of a more uniform color. Put on your make-up before you take your bath — allowing vapors to have their way with powder and paint — and see if you aren’t better pleased with the results. Your reward will be a softer, better-blended make-up with more of a dewy than a powdered look.
Don’t overlook the pale powder that sticks to the hairline. To clean that up, wrap the top of an orange stick with damp cotton and swab.