As much as I blog about 40s beauty and fashion, would you believe it that I have not done a make up tutorial for a typical 40s look complete with red lip? I have done a few for getting an authentic German look but not really an American look. Today I am trying my hand at it. I'm a little new to this so hang with me. I am sure after a few of these I will become an old hand. To get started, my basic supplies. Personally, I use Besame. I know there are a lot of haters out there for this product but I love their stuff and it is all I use. I like the quality, the colors, the packaging, and how long it lasts. I have lip stick going on 3 years old, my cake mascara going on 2 and powder a few months now. For me, I am using the brown cake mascara, soft focus 1952 powder and the victory red lip stick, and apricot cream rouge. For tools, I am using my fingers for the rouge and then the mascara wand and then eye liner brush. For blending my power I do use the finishing brush.