Beauty trends of Frida Kahlo
In London, the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, where besides the paintings and costumes of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, you can see her little make-up. Journalists of British Vogue studied the exposure in advance to find out how Frida looked after herself.
Beauty mode of the artist was minimalistic: in the room, locked by Diego Rivera in their house in Mexico City, they found only a can of Pond’s cream, crimson rouge and lipstick Revlon, as well as nail polish and several perfume bottles.
Once the founder of the eponymous beauty empire Helena Rubinstein, who collected Kalo’s paintings, sent the artist a case of compact powder, but he was not found among Frida’s belongings.
“Frida radiated a strange and attractive beauty,” writes Olga Campos, who was friendly with Kalo. “She had the unique skill of using make-up and at the same time to look natural.” She took a long time to achieve this effect, she always looked beautiful and was well-dressed , even if I did not expect guests. “
Biographers of the artist and researchers of her art note that make-up was something like a mask for Frida. Lipsticks and blush helped her to transform.
In cosmetic Frida found and funds for the eyebrows – a black pencil Revlon and a means for the growth of hair Talika. This suggests that the artist tried to make her eyebrows even thicker, even more noticeable. It was this detail of Calo’s image that was hardest to replicate on the set of the film “Frida” starring Salma Hayek, says make-up artist Judy Chin. For close-ups, she had to “build” the actress’s eyebrows on the hair, using forceps and glue, and also add fine shading using Stila and Kat Von D pencils.