Afternoon beauty fix: The history of “powdering your nose” and what it will do for you in the present
Would “powdering my nose” be the answer to my greasy t-zone problem?
Lots of us have heard our grandmothers use that term to pardon themselves from the table, but we assure you it wasn’t always an excuse—it’s likely they were once upon a time literally applying powder to their noses. In the early 20th Century, it was en vogue for ladies like Lauren Bacall and Vivien Leigh to flaunt pure matte velveteen skin, which was as much a symbol of femininity as the delicate powder puffs and compacts used to apply it. Today, a quality powder will tame high shine without clogging pores, making it the easiest way to de-gloss your t-zone at a moment’s notice. Try a pressed compact, like CoverFX Powder FX Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation ($35, sephora.com) to give you the flawless skin of a silver screen siren.
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