Carolyn Van Wycks Hollywood Beauty Shop – brings us the makeup and hair tricks of the stars – June 1932 –
Hollywood Hair Tricks
Marguerite Churchill is showing you how you may have those soft, feathery forehead curls at will and in just about two minutes time. For sports and tailored occasions this soft hair is combed in with her waves and disappears. For gayer moments she combs it out, dampens it with curling lotion or water, twirls it about in the manner illustrated, runs a hairpin through it, leaves it to dry.
Here is the two-minute curl in finished form. The back of Marguerite’s coiffure is quite as interesting as the front. It clusters close to her head in many small curls. Her two jewel accents, pearl earrings and pale jade ring, are especially pleasing with her auburn hair, golden brown eyes and warm, ivory skin. For make-up she uses a medium lipstick and a brown eye shadow.
Preserve your waves.
A yard and a half of tulle will preserve your wave perfectly while you sleep and add to, rather than detract from, your appearance. Press your wave in place and bind the tulle about your head as Lilyan Tashman does. Tulle permits your scalp to breathe, is comfortable.
If you are fair-haired like Lilyan, use black tulle. It is lovely with rose and peach night robes. If you are brunette, a pastel tone is suggested. You might even have a bow at the side or top if you wish to look your loveliest, and yet be comfortable and well waved in the morning.
Brushes For More Beauty.
Marguerite Churchill has discovered a new use for sachet powder. Formerly we encased it in satin, lace and ribbon, placed it among our lingerie and accessories for that gentle, elusive fragrance that is the true art of perfuming. But Marguerite achieves a short cut to the same effect by brushing the perfumed powder over her skin. A little sachet sprinkled over absorbent cotton, puffed lightly on the skin, perfumes you surely and subtly. Use below the ears, on the backs of the hands, at the wrists, just inside your frock collar. The warmth and slight moisture of the skin bring out the fragrance, hold it. A particularly pleasing perfume trick for evening!
Do you know the true art of powdering? Do you know that it should be pressed on generously, then most of it removed? A soft baby brush, as used by Florine McKinney, will remove the surplus and leave your skin perfectly powdered.
Nothing is more annoying than to have your lovely eye makeup marred by powder. Florine McKinney finds an inch wide camel’s hair brush perfect for dusting about the eyes without disturbing one little lash or touch of shadow. Use it on the brows, also.
Three Lessons In Loveliness.
“Refreshing as a summer shower,” remarks Arietta Duncan as she joyously sprays her face with ice water. Use your face lotion, astringent or refresh-ant in an atomizer. It is far more freshening, easier to use, economical. A quick cream cleansing and a generous spray of your favorite lotion, or soap and water followed by a spray of ice water, should start a happy day. Blot off surplus with tissues and while still damp apply a touch of foundation cream or lotion to nose, chin, cheeks, forehead. Now you are ready for a touch of rouge and powder.
Whether you rouge the mouth heavily or lightly, the lips should be clearly defined. Marguerite Churchill finds a paste rouge and tiny brush the first step toward lovely lips. Outline the mouth clearly, then fill in with cream rouge or lipstick. Another stunt is to bring the well rouged upper lip down over the bottom lip.
You might guess that these are Alice White’s eyes but I’m not sure you could guess what she is doing. This tiny conceit of a comb is used to separate the lashes after mascara is applied. Comb after touching with mascara and before it is dry.
Originally published in Photoplay – 1932
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