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Vintage Makeup for darker skin tones during the Atomic Age 0f the 1950s

For this installment of the Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones series, I am exploring makeup during the Atomic Age, mostly taking place during the 1950s. To know more about this series, please read my disclaimer. The Atomic Age, or Atomic Era, began in 1945 when the U.S. detonated the first nuclear bomb, Trinity, and subsequently used nuclear bombs against Japan to ...

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 ...

1952 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine…Make-up Makes You Lovelier

1950s Vintage Beauty Magazine…1,000 Hints. We all scour antique malls, thrift stores, and the internet for clothes and such to put together that perfect vintage head-to-toe look. But there is probably something you collect way to much of. For some ladies, novelty print dresses might be their obsession. For other ladies, scarves might be pouring out of ...

Valentine’s Day special vintage beauty gifts and sale items.

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1952 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine, Today’s lesson…Lipstick

Vintage Lipstick Techniques circa 1952 This is a great little article with tips for reshaping your lips and some cute insight into Victorian lip color problem solvers. Enjoy! Full Article Lines for Pretty Lips Full, ripe, lovely lips and a sweet mouth characterize the truly feminine woman! When I was a pig-tailed eight-year-old, my Grandmother took me to ...

1952 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine, Today’s lesson…blush

Blush Make-up Techniques circa 1952. When you read this article, keep in mind, the writer refers to rouge, but she doesn't specify unfortunately what colors should be used, so you have to do a little guessing game. Blushers at this time could be anywhere from pink to lavender to red. One good way to choose your rouge for ...

1952 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine, Today’s lesson…Contouring

Contouring (concealing) in the 1950s The article in 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine on contouring is, I would say, more about concealing in our contemporary makeup culture. The article about rouge touches on using blush as a highlighting/contouring technique. We have these insane contouring techniques now that make this look elementary, but it is still interesting to read. 1950s makeup ...

1952 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine, Today’s lesson…eyebrows

Beautiful Eyebrows circa 1952 Here is another vintage makeup lesson courtesy of 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine. We are now on to eyebrows. I personally feel that eyebrows are one of the most important parts of a makeup routine. Shaped and filled correctly, they can make you look younger, happier, more put together. Left alone or done poorly, ...