When did Rouge become Blush?
New Lovliness for You, published in 1937, has instructions on how to apply rouge.
The little pot of cheek colour brightens and defines the face and gives a fresh and healthy luminosity to the skin. The objective is a subtle hint of colour and contrast that still looks natural and not obviously made up.
Finding a perfect cheek hue to flatter your complexion is challenging. And then there is the question of formulation, and yes, even packaging, to consider.
Switching from powder to cream makeup products is my current modus operandi. I want to look fresh and dewy, not dry, matte, and powdery.
I have a small but select makeup collection. I adore old-fashioned, gorgeous and glamorous compacts, ideally with a mirror so I can carry it in my handbag. The Elizabeth Arden brand seems to be ideally suited to the needs of women-of-a-certain-age. Perhaps because Elizabeth Arden has been selling cosmetics around the world since 1915.
The Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush is both beautiful, elegantly designed, and nourishing with Arden’s exclusive ceramide triple complex, plus vitamins A and C, and environmental protectants to invigorate and brighten the skin whilst providing anti-ageing benefits.
I dot it on with my fingertips and the buttery formulation glides on smoothly and easily without pulling or tugging the skin. It also blends exceptionally well, and the pigmentation is richly saturated so you only need a tiny amount.
Rouge is a non-negotiable staple in my makeup routine. It perks up your face and makes you look instantly better by giving the illusion of a healthy radiance (no matter how you really look and feel). And, of course, this sets up a virtuous circle: you look in the mirror and since you look better, you start to feel better; and,then when you feel great, you look beautiful..
So never skip the rouge.
Because who can’t use a little illusion?
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