|Every image is from a Google Image Search for 1920's make up or hair.|
Another one that lasts and lasts, unless you get near oil is the Cover Girl lip stains. These are my all time favorite ! I like the plums and deep redish pinks. I love that I can choose to have a mat lip or a gloss over top. It stays and stays, and is easy to apply and determine the deepness of color. I highly suggest it.
If you like actual lipstick Loreal's new 10 hour is a nice choice. Not a favorite, but I do use it. I have found that thought I love the feel, the pigment deepness that it does transfer off onto glasses and people, and even food that is not oil based made it wear off and down. I tried blotting and reapplying and blotting again, something I do with my regular lipsticks to make them last, it helped. I also tried using the lip stain as a base and then doing that and it did make it wear longer. But to me if you have to do this , what is the point?? I do like the look and color, so if you do not mind blotting and re-applying initially, it has a wonderful vintage look.
Here is a link to a page that goes a bit further into 1920's makeup....you can also see tutorials on YouTube.
Moving on , let's talk about a few little tricks...I already mentioned olive oil...it is great for the skin as well, and if you get extra virgin you can scent it to over ride that olive scent. I also, at nearly 45 am still getting break outs, right along dry skin, wrinkles and peach fuzz!! So I found quite sometime ago a tiny trick that worked for me, I use Aveeno calamine, anti-itch lotion in the tube and dot it on my break outs and within two days the pimple is gone and the skin is not dried out! I do not know if it will work out for you, but it does for me. I also use Vaseline for the brows to smooth and shape...but one time I had none and I used triple antibiotic..would not recommend doing it daily, but in a pinch...oh and hairspray on a clean spooly brush, it works too. Preparation H works to tighten the bags under eyes, but be very careful not to get too close to eyes and wash hands after...just dot on using your index finger ...works like a charm!
Hair. I am growing mine back out as I have mentioned before. I had the perfect Louise Brooks hair and it got very hot around here and I got scissor happy. Shorter and shorter it went. So now as it is growing the other direction and is a short blunt bob I am going through growing pains. The are days hats or scarfs save me from a horrid amount of frustration. Other times I have good hair days when it dries nearly frizz free and is easy to shape up with the blow dryer or a touch up of the flat iron. But I do not always want to use heat, so recently I have been trying my hand at finger waves...not so easy to do on your own and trying to stay away from a lot of product...I used to be able to do them years ago when my hair was a bit more wavy/curly, but my hormones have robbed me of that luxury. So the other day I began experimenting. I sprayed some Nexxus Sleek Memory...a long time fav of mine to help guard against heat products and to condition my weakened by health hair, and then I used my large bobbie pins and normal snap clips.... then I let it air dry , I think it came out pretty good. Not perfection, but a good beginning.
|This was two days in with wind blowing!|
The other day I picked up official wave clips at the drug store. Today is the first time. I put in some Garner Color Shield as the fixative. I like this product since if you use some extra you can get a near gel set, yet after you can brush your hair and it is very soft. Normally I use just a dime size amount and it works great for when I want to blow out my hair more round or air dry for a flatter, smoother finish.
|Working on the waves...|
|decided to deepen the wave..took a clip out to show work in progress.|
So that is all I have today ...we spent the day in and around Fairplay Ca. at private wine tour and tasting...we had a grand time , of course I shall share all with you. Tomorrow a close up of make up and hair and a couple more of my fav beauty products. But till then you can click here if you are interested in learning more about 1920's hair styles and how to re-create them.
Till next we meet....