1950’s Makeup- Lovely Lips Masterclass.

1950’s Make-up Fashion – Lovely Lips masterclass.

Adapted from Make-up & Beauty – Vintage 1950’s Make-up Guides.
Available for instant download from Vintage Make-up Guide.com

See our other great 1950’s Make-up fashion posts:
1950’s make-up Fashion Tutorials
1950’s Woman does her Make-up Film
Get the Mad men Look
Hazel Bishop – 1950’s Stay on Lipstick
1950’s Make-up Fashion – The Powder Room

You can also buy beautiful gold cased retro lipsticks from Besame Cosmetics.

Full, ripe, perfect lips and a sweet mouth characterize the truly feminine woman. Before the easy glamour of modern 1950’s lipsticks, women had their tricks; saying “peach”; biting their lips together hard just before entering a roomful of friends ( this understandably reddens lips quite prettily – though often bloodily if she bites to hard); licking cinnamon red-hots and allowing a bit of rosy stickiness to cling to the lips ( not great in the long run for a girls teeth).

There are many little things which can make or mar lip loveliness. have you ever, while waiting for someone in a hotel lobby, for instance, studied slyly the faces of the women passing by? There is the girl who smiles happily up at her date – her mouth is a pretty curve of vivid red, with a perceptible up-tilt to the corners.

Obviously a pickle puss is the woman whose thin lips press more and more tightly together as she watches the minute hand of the clock.’He’ won’t be charmed to see her unless she relaxes that mouth. ( a little corrective make-up is in order too – poor dear).

Then there’s the girl who pulls her lips in unsightly lines as she gives emphasis to something she’s saying in a too loud voice. You have seen mouths in action often enough to know a pretty one from an ugly one. Watch yourself, or tell you very dearest ( feminine) friend to call to your attention any mouth mannerisms which need correction.

We’ll take it for granted that you haven’t any bad habits like that. You therefore deserve a beautiful bright red lipstick with which to camouflage any little imperfections of size or shape and make your lips full, ripe and lovely.

1950’s Lipstick color matching and selection.

Select your lipstick, first of all, to harmonize with clothing. Second in importance is your complexion and hair color. Since red-heads stopped fearing pink, there are no complexion-color taboos left! It’s a wonderful relief.
Imagine our poor russet-topped darling who found green nauseating and was attached by it every time she entered a clothing department. Color has been emancipated, and redheads with it.

You really need a variety of shades of lipsticks.What difference does it make, budget wise, whether one lipstick at a time lasts three months, or a collection of four in different reds lasts a year? Your lipstick for evening, under artificial light, should be brighter and stronger than the one you would use in the office in daytime.

1950’s Make-up guide – Using a Lipstick brush!

Your navy dress wouldn’t look well with an orange-red lipstick, nor would you combine jungle green with blue eyed.learn to use a lipstick brush darling. It eliminates ragged edges;gives your mouth natural-looking curves and helps give you the lush, colorful mouth of a very feminine woman.Practice on the back of your hand – or a piece of paper – order to get the ‘feel’ of it. Practice on your girlfriends too. It’s fun!
In applying lipstick with a brush, work the brush into your lipstick, saturating the bristles generously. See that your mouth is dry, otherwise you’ll find it a frustrating  experience.

  • When you apply lipstick to your left upper lip, start at the left corner of the upper lip and stroke toward center.
  • For the right upper lip, start at the center of your lip and brush downward to the corner and inward. Then press your lips together. This gives you the outline to follow on your lower lip.
  • When you do your lower lip, work from the left corner downward to the center;then from the center upward to the right corner.

To effect a flattering lift, separating upper and lower lips, moisten a cotton applicator with powder foundation. Apply at corners of mouth, working inward towards the inside  of the mouth. For correcting smudges, covering mistakes and effecting a beautiful outline, do this; Using cotton applicator ( cotton bud) or clean brush moistened with foundation, apply carefully to outside of your lip-line.

1950’s Make-up Fashion – Lip Shading techniques.

  • Below you see drawings of lips which need improvement. That can be done with lipstick. you’ll see a grey, dotted region. That is the natural shape of the lips,all of which would normally be covered with lipstick. To correct lip shapes, draw a new lip-line with lipstick as indicated by the red part of each drawing. Grey areas beyond the corrected lip-line should be toned down with foundation to cut down on the size of the lip. Voila !Click Image to expand.

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