|Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette|
|Inappropriate Casual Portrait of her ladyship|
|Dior's marketing people are pretty brilliant.|
|Vogue Japan October 2012|
|Marie Anoinette at 13 years old|
|Another shot of Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette|
So obviously, they weren't working with full liquid foundation and such, and I don't really feel like putting lead on my face, so I went with a BB cream. Plus we are going for the frolicking-through-the-fields era Marie, so it feels appropriate. Plus a high SPF keeps my porcelain complexion intact. I will write soon about my Asian beauty products haul (if you are interested, let me know in the comments) and about the new to me BB cream I have been using. It has the smell of roses (spoiler!) so it seems extremely appropriate.
Blanc and Rouge
Super important to the fashion of the time, blanc and rouge were items both men and women of high society applied at this time. Blanc was a thick shiny white paste made of lead, and rouge, a cream made of cinnabar and mercury, all of which is obviously bad, and super, super toxic (maybe not the cinnabar? I don't know). It was meant to look fairly obvious. I want to tone it down, but keep the feel porcelain skin with bright cheeks. I have mentioned it in many of these look posts, but again I am using the Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color. I feel like Asian, especially Japanese products seem to work well for historical stuff even though they are super modern with all the latest ingredients, they have a more classic outlook on beauty. Just my opinion.
Anyway, I use these powders so much because they blend fantastically and they have a natural skin sheen, not like a disco-ball sparkle. And the High Beam White is one of my favourite highlighters ever, I am surprised it didn't make my last favourite list. I added a very liberal does of this, this time on all the high planes of my face. Also I am using this red called Orchid for rouge. You can use something else, but something darker with a high pigment content works the best for something like this.
|WT905- High Beam White|
So they did have a lipstick like product at this time, which explains the red lips past the painter was being nice and acting like an early version of Photoshop. Pink and Coral were favoured. I decided to do a lip stain, more like the Sophia Coppola look; more matte. You can also use a blotted down lipstick, but I felt that the hyped natural of a lipstain looked better. I used a discontinued Covergirl Outlast Lipstain in Coral which I love, but you could also use a pink if you want. The Revlon Just Bitten Lipstains also work really well for this. I concentrated it on the center of the lips and feathered it out to the edges with a finger wrapped in tissue (to not stain my finger). This is similar to the first portrait of Marie on here, and is something I have seen a lot of lately like a really subtle ombre.
|Covergirl Outlast Lipstain|
So it turns out some people did slightly darken their brows. It was suppose to enhance the paleness of the skin. They were meant to be a natural, rounded shape (natural! really?). Anyway, shaping, thickening, darkening. I used Benefit's Gimme Brow, something I am sure you have heard about on a million other blogs. Initially I got it because Annie on xovain uses it and I worshiped her before she left :( and I was also using a Lancome brow mascara type thing with mixed results. I didn't like it initially when I first got it because it was too much product for my fine-haired eyebrows even on the little brush. Maybe my hair was too light in comparison. Recently, I have dug it back out and find it actually works really dandy if i wipe the excess back into the tube a bit. It took me way too long to come to that revelation. Anyway, it is perfect for this look. It does not create super defined brows, but it give shapely volume.
|Benefit Gimme Brow|
I usually use the Light/Medium
So usually nothing was worn on the eyes but I feel like I need at least a bit of definition. I used a Clarins pencil in Bronze which is a very natural brown with a slight sheen, slightly smudged into the lash line. Not sure if it is still available or not. I think something like it is at the very least. You can leave it, but I usually apply a little mascara; it is 2014 after all. Optionally, you could do some Dior-inspired pastels and get totally crazy but in the spirit. That is also wonderful; it is my current summer time night-out look. This pencil is also great for making a beauty mark or two if you really want to go all out. Add a liberal dosing of dry shampoo and you are good to go.
|Clarins Kohl Eye Pencil - Bronze|
Somewhat of a long post, but fun I think. I like being inspired by eye candy.
Do you like historical makeup?
What "inspired by" looks do you wear?
Is anyone interested in an Asian Beauty Haul blog or beauty haul blogs in general?
Is everyone over lipstains? I feel like we are....