This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Home Book Of Etiquette" book.
It is sometimes necessary to powder the face, but powder should be applied lightly and artistically in order to impart to the skin the velvety softness of the peach. Powder on the face should be imperceptible, and, if used with discretion, is not to be condemned.
Take up but a small quantity of powder on the puff, and pass lightly over the face. Care should be taken not to powder the eyebrows, and the lips must be carefully wiped to remove any powder which may have fallen, The whole face, except the eyes, the eyebrows, and lips, should receive a touch of powder.