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besame lipsticks in red,
wild orchid, exotic pin
besame brightening
violet powder

Find more looks and
information in Gabriela’s book “Classic Beauty” history
of makeup.
Rouge was worn subtly and naturally during the day with Bésame colors such as Sun Kissed. For rosy cheeks, use Bésame's Sweet Pink or Raspberry blended and applied high on the cheekbones. Use a light foundation and shimmer powder for evening.
The eyebrows were thick and dark with a dramatic high arch. Shape the brows by tweezing stray hairs and fill in with dark shadow. Use Black Pearl for brunetts or Socialite Brown for blondes.
Eyes wore muted shadows such as Socialite Brown applied in the crease. For evening, saturated colors such as Pistachio and Peacock Blue were used with a thickly black liner with shadows like Bésame's Black Pearl or, for a darker effect, with liquid liner. The line was drawn close to the lashes and arched up at the end of the eye. Curl the lashes and apply two coats of black mascara to the top lashes only. For sexy droopy lashes, use a few individual false lashes at the corners of the eyes. Add a beauty mark with a brown pencil for fun.
The lips were full with sharp peaks on the top lip. Apply foundation, then draw the top lip overdrawing the sharp peaks and the full bottom lip. Apply the lip color with the blunt tip. Bésame Red, Wild Orchid, Exotic Pink, Carmine, and Portrait Pink are all great 50s colors.