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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Fashion Wednesday~~~Make-up

Today I want to write about make up. My Daughter who is 13 does not wear anything but lip gloss because I don't want her to wear make up yet. My friends have voiced their opinions that I am being too strict. Oh well, My kid my rules :O) Quite frankly My daughter doesn't mind and seems satisfied for now to have a huge collection of glosses.

I started wearing make up when I was 15. I went from wearing a little shadow to at 17 looking a bit like Boy George in his Culture club days.
                                                             
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Here is a look back at make-up trends throughout the decades.





In the 1920's it was all about a super smokey eye for flappers. They would also pluck their entire eyebrow only to pencil one in higher and a bit sloped down. Lips were shaped like a cupie doll!
                                                      
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In the 1940's it was all about the ruby red lips and mascara. The eyebrows were no longer pencil thin.             Lauren Bacall
                                  
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                                       The Gorgeous Rita Hayworth
                                      
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The sixties brought us super made up eyes! The lines were thick and sharp, and framed with long false eyelashes. Lipstick was pale which only emphasized the peepers.
                                
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                                           Twiggy
                             
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The 70's brought the age of the natural look. the objective was to look as if you had no make up at all. Gone was the thick foundation make-up and in was the dewy skin look
                                                                                               
                                      Farrah Fawcett

                               
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                                             Bo Derek
                            
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The 80's was the age of more is more and make up was no exception. I remember seeing my friend come out of the bathroom in college and me not recognizing her without the layers and layers of make up she usually wore!


                               
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                                         Madonna
                                   
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Currently it seems that we have adopted a bit of every decade
                          
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So which one do you like best? I have to admit that I went nutso in the eighties ! I wore deep purple stage light eyeshadow and winged it out on the corners of my eyes. I also would line the inside of my lower lashes and winged out the liner too! Oh and did I mention the thick foundation and powder? Now I generally go out without make-up, but on occasional will apply eyeliner and a bit of lipstick. Do you wear make-up everyday? Is there something you can't live without? If you do wear make-up do you find that you wear it the same way you wore it years and years ago?





10 comments:

  1. I still use Avon's rich moisture cream at night. I have used this since I was a teenager. I have very few wrinkles. This is a genetic thing though as my mother had hardly a wrinkle when she died at age 84. I wear foundation and lip gloss and that is it. I can't see a thing up close without my glasses so that takes care of eye makeup which I used in my younger days.

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  2. I like that there's more freedom to do what you want with beauty these days. My hair is very flat so I didn't do well in the 80s. I prefer the natural look because it is less fuss.

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  3. I wear make-up everyday because at my age I have adopted the philosophy that "every old barn looks better with a fresh coat of paint." :)

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  4. Wow--that's a lot to take in! =D I avoid much makeup, but I usually only go for the eyes. If I feel like I need to look really nice, I'll put on some foundation to "smooth my skin tone." If I really, REALLY want to go all out (which I haven't done in years...) I'll put on a touch of lip liner with my Blistex. ;-)

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  5. When I was young, I spent hours applying makeup!!! I liked the London Mary Quant look! But now I never wear any, I don't have the time and it rubs off on my collars! Sometimes I wear lipstick or paint my nails, that's it. Freedom!!!

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  6. Boy George I'm LOVING it!!

    I'm loving the 20's what a beautiful time for fashion also. I so don't miss the 80's and my crazy do's and make up ... lol

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  7. I like to change it up depending on the mood and where I'm going: sometimes just foundation, sometimes smokey eyes and pale lips, sometimes bright red lipstick. I feel like today you can do anything!

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  8. Makeup for work and going out. Generally weekends and when I am on holidays I only wear a moisturiser.
    I do the works when I do put it on. Foundation, powder, eyeshadow etc

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  9. I suffered through the 80s in high school and did the big hair and big make-up thing:)

    Today, I try to keep it as natural as possible, but do wear a little.

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  10. I was laughting at Retired English Teacher's comment. I have to agree. I ware make up everyday. I feel complete and good once it is on. I guess I have the look of today and I try not to overdo anything.

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