When we were growing up, a well-presented woman would never leave the house without lipstick and a bit of powder on. Nowadays, there are so many beauty techniques and makeup supplies that you can hardly keep up.
However back in the 1940s, it was much more simple. There was no contouring or ‘waterlining’ or even lip plumping gloss. There was just simple, natural beauty and products to complement that.
Tonight let’s take a look back at the 1940s in this awesome tutorial video.
The instructor speaks in a very clear voice and explains how one must look.
First, she shows the viewer how to remove makeup, which is stark in comparison to what we do currently. Nowadays we would use a face wipe or makeup remover, but in the 40s, a woman would pin up her hair and cover it with a towel, then use a cold cream all over and wipe off with a tissue. She would then use an astringent or another type of moisturiser to keep her skin fresh and oil free.
Some women also used Vanishing Cream – do you remember that product? The demonstrator shows how to apply the powder, and then ‘rouge’ which we would commonly call blush today.
Another interesting tip from the instructor is to match your lipstick to your nails, then apply a powder on top of all of your makeup.
Next it was all about your face and how hair and makeup can contribute to your appearance – how things have changed! It’s doubtful that many women highly consider the type of face they have in correlation to their hairstyle and makeup, but you have to admit she makes a great point!
Take a look below and tell us, do you think girls of today could learn a lot from this video?