“Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder”
~ Kinky Friedman ~
I have an obsession about lipstick. It probably stems from hearing my father often say , "Well at least she could have put on some lipstick and put a comb through her hair!" My mother was lovely and he had little tolerance for unkempt women. So anyhow, I'm always on the quest for the perfect shade of lipstick. I have tubes that are too dark, too pale, too matte, too shiny, too blue-based, too orange, You get the picture. Close but no cigar. I'm the Goldilocks of lipsticks! So I took all those tubes and melted them together in a small (1/4 pint?) canning jar, over simmering, not boiling water. Once they melted I blended them together with a Popsicle stick. The perfect rosy shade! I use a lip brush or my fingertip to put it on.
The second tip comes from one of my old 1940s era magazines. I have really dry skin, so dry that it's painful at times. Winter weather seems to make matters worst. I'm always purchasing expensive potions that guarantee soft dewy skin. Not only are the costly, they just feel so heavy. My skin feels like it's suffocating. Then I found this tip in one of those old magazines. Countess Blah Blah (don't you love how they always had countesses back then, whatever happened to them?) gives herself a facial before going out to remove flaky dry skin. Put on a layer of cold cream and leave it on your skin for several minutes. Then towel off. I use a warm, damp washcloth to remove mine. Ponds cold cream is only about $4 for a large jar. A lot cheaper than those $20-$30 concoctions I was using. And it really works! Last night I used my old stand-by Noxema, and that worked too. It's leaving it on the skin for a few minutes before removing, that makes it work.