In honor of Mother's Day I am posting something my mother wrote to me when I asked what lipstick she and my Grandmommie wore. She may kill me but too late! Read on about A History of Lipstick.
My favorite lipstick is Estee Lauder's 'Coral Melon'. You know I'm hoarding what I have left! They don't make it anymore. I've always worn navy blue mascara; now that's hard to find!
I love perfume too. Dolce & Gabana "Light Blue" eau de parfume for summer; Ralph Lauren's 'Safari' other times. Other favorites now hard to find are Krizia' & Deneuve. When I was younger(14) I wore 'Miss Dior'. I can NOT live without my 'Aloe After Sun' moisturizer by Hawaiian Tropic. It was originally called 'Forever Tan' and my mother always used it!
Grandmommie (my Mother) always wore a "frosted coral" lipstick. I thought it made her skin glow, but maybe it was because she always cleaned her face every night with Pond's ! She used rouge from a small tin container. I don't remember her using any foundation...You know her favorite perfume, 'Toujour Moi', but for special occasions she wore 'Shalimar' perfume.
Mam'ma (your great grandmother) used makeup by Helena Rubenstein, which smelled sooooo good! She always wore a pinkish lipstick. And pink pearls (She loved pink!). Her perfume was 'Arpege' by . Every morning she would wake up, do stretching exercises; then take a shower ending with cold water! Once I saw an ironing board in her room and I asked her what it was for. Apparently she laid it flat on the floor, then lifted one side a few inches. Then she would lay on it with her head on the lower section...(circulation & back?) I have always wondered where she got this idea from: it's kind of like our "inversion" benches ( ).
Recently I was looking for a night cream and came upon Estee lauder's 'Resilience Lift Extreme'.
Guess what it smells like?! Mam'ma's ' ' make up! (Cue angels singing!)
Ah, the memories!