Spring makeup tips (1948)

Spring makeup tips (1948)

Spring make up

by Alicia Hart, NBA Staff Writer

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.

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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.

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