Step 1: Apply Foundation
I used a creme foundation in the color "Geisha." This shade was a perfect shade of white, as pale skin was very popular in the 1700s. Apply the foundation with a latex sponge, making sure to also blend to your neck, hair line and over the eyes. Since my eye brows were darker than I liked, I applied a little more foundation over them to lighten them up a bit.
Step 2: Cheeks
First, I used my finger to apply rouge to the apples of my cheeks in a few small pats.
I then blended outwards towards my ears. Make sure the rouge is even in size and color amount on each cheek.
Step 3: Eyeliner
I used the brown eyeliner in my makeup kits on the tops of my eyelids. Since I was going to be under a spotlight AND my eyes disappeared with the foundation, it was important I used the eyeliner.
Step 4: Lips
First, I applied a lip balm to prevent my lips from drying out. Then, I applied rouge to my lips to give it a pink color. Next, I added a bit of red lipstick over the pink to give it more color. I was aiming for a color in between pink and red.
Step 5: Mascara (Optional)
I applied a coat of mascara over my lashes to further bring out my eyes.
Step 6: Beauty Mark (Optional)
During Marie Antoinette's time, fake moles were very fashionable with both men and women and were often drawn as stars, hearts, or simple dots. I added a fake beauty mark at the top of my cheek, just like many did in the 1700s.