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DIY Wedding Makeup

Before leaving San Francisco, I made friends with the Hannah, the brilliantly creative lady behind the Dress Up Box. She’s a super talented makeup artist and offered to teach me some pointers about how to do my own makeup for my wedding. What follows is the process and some of the tips she shared with me. If you regularly wear makeup, this may be obvious to you, but as someone who considers under-eye concealer and lipstick to be a full face of makeup, I was very grateful to have such a talented lady point me in the right direction for my big day! Hannah pulled out a giant makeup kit of mostly fancy high-end brand-name stuff. But, she promised that I could get the same effect from the random mish-mash of drug store products that I already owned. Hint 1: If you are recommended a brand name product, google the …

Relating the Colors Worn to the Pigmentation of the Hair and Eyes (1931)

The latest in a series of excerpts from “A Correct Costume Enhances the Wearer: Color and Line in Dress” by Laurine Hempstead, copyright 1931 – a delightful book on dressing to complement your figure with vintage tips that hold true today. Chapter VI: Relating the Colors Worn to the Pigmentation of the Hair and Eyes The effect of colors upon the hair and eyes should be carefully considered, even though these points should be subordinated to that of selecting colors becoming to the skin. The person with a slender and well-proportioned figure, who need not fear increasing her size or emphasizing her silhouette and who has a clear, healthy complexion, can wear almost any beautiful color. She may consider her eyes and hair first, emphasizing whichever is the more attractive feature. Occasionally persons with unusually beautiful hair or eyes can afford to wear colors enhancing their most distinctive feature, even at …

Relating the Colors Worn to the Pigmentation of the Skin (1931)

The latest in a series of excerpts from “A Correct Costume Enhances the Wearer: Color and Line in Dress” by Laurine Hempstead, copyright 1931 – a delightful book on dressing to complement your figure with vintage tips that hold true today. Chapter V: Relating the Colors Worn to the Pigmentation of the Skin Although one may make general classification of colors suited to types, specific recommendations of colors becoming to individuals should be based upon analysis of their skin, hair, and eyes. Make-up   Powder should match background color – Powder should be used, not to change the color of the skin, but to improve its texture, remove shine, and veil imperfections. Hue of rouge should match skin – The color of rouge and lipstick has great influence upon the apparent coloring of the individual. In most instances, rouge and lipstick should match the hue found in the wearer’s skin. Make-up …