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besame crimson rouge
besame lipstick in red.
cherry red or merlot

Find more looks and
information in Gabriela’s book “Classic Beauty” history
of makeup.
Cream, peach and ivory colors for the face were in fashion. Bésame colors such as Crimson or Raspberry rouge were used on the apples of the cheeks, and softened by applying loose powder on top. Use the loose powder to achieve a porcelain look.
The eyebrows were worn thin and with a downward slope. You can simulate this look without tweezing by masking your natural brow and drawing in a new one with a dark grease pencil. Do this with brow wax and spirit gum sealer. Apply a thick layer of wax to your brow to conceal all the hair; this will create a mound of wax that you can flatten with your fingers. Brush a coat of sealer before applying your foundation. Powder well and draw the new brow with a very soft pencil
The eyelashes were thickened with black wax, and the shadows used were darker colors like Bésame's Black Pearl or Pistachio. Smudge the black shadow all around the eye, but stay away from the brow. Apply several coats of mascara for the thick lashes in this look.
Deep red colors like Bésame Red, Cherry Red, and Merlot were worn. The bee-stung shape can be achieved by putting foundation on the lips and drawing a heart shaped larger top lip, making sure to stay away from the natural edge of the lip. Keep the shape round and full. Use the tip of the Enchanting Lipstick to draw the outline of the lips and then fill with the blunt side.