A Look Inside Frida Kahlo’s Makeup Bag
Frida Kahlo was a revolutionary, proving she had been way ahead of her time. From her reflective feminist work to her authentic, bold beauty. Today we look to her for inspiration and courage as we fight against our own patriarchy. Honoring her free spirit is the Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.
The exhibit, transports the visitors are into a "Frida World," with an extensive collection of her belongings. They had been saved by her husband Diego Rivera and kept in the couple's famed Blue House in Mexico City. The collection includes clothing, jewelry, makeup, and accessories, which she used to embellish her second canvas. Herself. Claire Wilcox, who helped with the production of last years the V&A's Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up show in London explained, "She was particularly fond of lipsticks, and often kissed letters and photographs, leaving red imprints." On display in the Brooklyn Museum exhibit are some things Kahlo would carry in her makeup bag like her favorite Revlon lipstick call “Everything’s Rosy.”
Also more Revlon products like a bright pink blush compact in Ravishing Rose and a bottle of "Frosted Pink Snow" nail polish. Shorty used to get all dolled up.
Frida Kahlo was an iconic Mexican painter. She made plenty of self-portraits and works inspired by her Mexican culture. Her paintings have strong autobiographical elements and often mixed realism with fantasy. However, Frida’s brand is celebrated beyond her paintings but also how she expressed and carried herself. This is why we look to her, she always had a statement to be made and demanded to be heard.