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A Short History of Skincare Cosmetics

Gabriela Hernandez – Besame Cosmetics founder – Attention to aging skin has been a priority for over 3000 years. In ancient times, masks were used to cleanse and maintain the skin’s moisture. The Egyptians used anti-wrinkle creams made with essential oil of frankincense, which claimed to possess anti-inflammatory properties. Thick creams, created to preserve moisture on mature skin, were formulated from…

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Besame Cosmetics Make-up History – 1930s Air Stewardesses

More Vintage Make-up History from Gabriela Hernandez – author of Classic Beauty – A 1938 Air Hostess has her make-up done Flying is not all a matter of machinery and weather reports, as would-be air hostesses for transcontinental airliners learn in their specialized training schools. Even lessons in “flight make-up” are a part of their varied curriculum, and one of…

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A Brief History of Eye Makeup – by Gabriela Hernandez

Eye Beauty – The Windows of the soul – excerpt from Classic beauty – The History of Makeup. The eyes are not only the windows to the soul, but powerful communication tools. A simple glance can reveal the true intentions of its sender. Throughout time, makeup has played a prominent role in accentuating the eyes. Historical eras and time periods…

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The History of Makeup – Lipstick Allure

The History of Makeup – Lipstick Allure by Gabriella Hernandez – founder of Besame Cosmetics. Excerpt from her book Classic Beauty – presented on Glamourdaze.com with kind permission. Lip colors are considered the most widely used cosmetics ever invented. Women who typically do not wear a full face of make-up commonly wear lipstick. From the earliest of civilizations to the…

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The 1940s Face – 7 Make-up Secrets by Gabriela Hernandez.

The 1940s Face – 7 Make-up Secrets by Gabriela Hernandez. Excerpt from her book Classic Beauty – The History of Make-up Gabriela Hernandez shares her basic 7 points to a 1940s style face. The 1940s Face – Seven Secrets 1. 1940s Eyebrows are manicured and are kept natural in thickness. 2.Dark brown pencil is used to fill in Gaps in…

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Gabriela’s Makeup History Facts -No2

Gabriela’s Makeup History Facts -No2 by Gabriela Hernandez – owner of Besame Cosmetics and author of Classic Beauty – The History of makeup. 1870 Guerlain of Paris introduces the first bullet shaped lipstick in Europe. 1880 Lillie Langtry appears in an early cosmetic advertisement for Pears soap and Hunters Invisible Face Powder. 1950. Hazel Bishop invents the first non-smear lipstick…

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Gabriela’s Makeup History Facts -No1

Makeup History Facts -No1 by Gabriela Hernandez – owner of Besame Cosmetics and author of Classic Beauty – The History of makeup. 1834 Eugene Rimmel opens his perfumery in London and establishes the House of Rimmel. Eventually Rimmel goes on to produce other cosmetics – mascara being the most famous. The word rimmel is synonymous with the word mascara in…

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