Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FEMME FATALE 1956


BEAUTY AUGUST 1956


A fragile, blown-glass prettiness newly envisioned by Helene Rubinstein, long-time collector of French opaline glass. "Opalescent" Silk-Tone Foundation is lightly diffused  over the face and throat, the cheeks faintly touched with "Pink-Tone" Liquid Rouge and over it all, a dusting of English Complexion Powder in "Opalescent." The Eyes, "Orchid" Eye Shadow stick blended on the eyelid, "Opalescent" shadow then carried above it to the brow. Finishing touches, "Blue" mascara, "Tender Pink" lipstick, "Light Brown" eye pencil, and her upswept Edwardian coiffure by Michel of Helena Rubinstein. Dress by Trigere, Castlecliff earrings.



GOLD
Elizabeth Arden's "Star Twinkle," a shower of gold sparks sprinkled in the hair. More 24-carat glitter drifts up and away from gilded eyelids - Elizabeth Arden's "Gold," filmed over a base of "Sunburst Eye Shado." Lipstick "Rose Aurora." The gilt edged bath towel by Martex.


AND SILVER


NEW BEAUTY ALCHEMY

Gray hair, looking as young as its beautiful by an alchemy of its own. Rinsed to the sheen of pure silver with a gossamer make-up of pale pinks and blues by Charles of the Ritz. Coiffure by Enrico Caruso. Chinchilla capelet from Russeks. The jeweled minaudiere by Van Cleef & Arpels. 

Wonder if Kelly Osbourne picked up on this...


Beauty News Flashes: Autumn, 1956
Gold and Silver: New Beauty Alchemy
Harper's Bazaar August 1956
Photography: Louise Dahl-Wolfe

... all things femme fatal

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