You should look your loveliest for eveningApril 03, 2014
[ Elsie Pierce tells how to freshen appearance after strenuous day ]The Milwaukee Sentinel, september 4, 1938 -
First - rub head, hair and scalp with a turkish towel to absorb perspiration and oil. Then brush hair vigorously with a clean brush. Coax the waves back in place and secure with bobbie pins. Roll the ends in your favorite curlers and don a fingerwave net. Then cleanse your skin thoroughly and pat with iced skin tonic to tone and freshen. Apply one of the lovely cream masks if there is time for it to harden and beautify. Otherwise, pat on a little nourishing cream with a gentle upward patting motion. Leave the cream on the skin while you take a warm scented bath. Soak in it to relieve any tenseness and soothe tired muscles. After your bath an alcohol rub or still better, a generous sprinkling of eau de cologne - rub it on arms, legs, shoulders, back. A 10 minute nap, with pads of eye lotion over the eyes, will rest you surprisingly. Relax completely.
Daytime makeup must be subdued. Eyeshadow, mascara, deep lipsticks and nailpolishes do not seem suitable with tailored, simple sport clothes. But in the evening you can be as exotic as you please. Use a light foundation base - liquid, cream or cake form. Blend smoothly, evenly. Apply a cream or liquid rouge. Blend edges so that they fade away imperceptibly. Then pat on powder. Take time to do it properly. Smooth on with a blending brush. Brush lashes free of powder. Use an eyebrow pencil if brows are to light. Apply eyeshadow to the lids - select a flattering shade with flecks of gold or silver for the glistening effect, then mascara (and it is obtainable in green, blue, purple, as well as brown and black). Then for your lipstick. A shiny, bright shade for night.
And - voila, you are beautiful! Follow a definite "beauty schedule" and you will always be lovely but for the special evening when you want to look your loveliest, take advantage of the many beauty aids leading cosmeticians have created for you!