Beauty Ten Commandments – 1923 Beauty Secrets for Every Woman Magazine

I am a collector. There, I said it. What is a collector? Someone who is so obsessed with items from a certain genre that they are incapable of passing by an item available for purchase. My obsession, as you can probably guess, is very specific. It is late 19th and early/mid-20th century beauty magazines, books and packaging. I ...

Vintage Makeup for darker skin tones during the Jazz Age

For this installment of the Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones series, I am exploring makeup during the Jazz Age. To know more about this series, please read my disclaimer. Finding printed information, tips, and colors for makeup that originates from the Jazz Age of the 1920s is very difficult, for any skin tone. During that time period there ...

Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones – Foundations and Face Powders

Welcome to the first post in the Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones series! Please read my disclaimer here to learn more about where this all came from and what this is all about. I'm beginning with face powders and foundations to work into the rest of the series. This post is more about history than ...

Feel like you are applying Vintage Mascara without the Vintage Germs

Every once and a while I come across makeup in an antique store. And sometimes the container still has the makeup in it. For those of you who might be tempted to goof off and actually apply this makeup to yourself for fun... please don't. Imagine how much bacteria and gunk can grow on something ...