Vintage Cosmetic Products and Companies Posts

Harmonizing Lipstick and Nail Polish Color

I'm in a colorful mood today. Summer is sticking around and before Fall takes root, I thought we should celebrate bright summer colors a little longer. Did you know, makeup companies changed their advertising strategies regularly on how you should choose your correct face powder color, especially in the early years of makeup. From the 1920s ...

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 ...

American Hairdresser Magazine 1946

I promised a few weeks ago that I'd share some of what was in the 1931 and 1946 American Hairdresser magazines I picked up at the Vintage Fashion Expo. I scanned some of the more notable details from the 1946 issue that I thought could easily be incorporated into our own modern vintage hairstyling lives. ...

Vintage Deadstock Makeup Containers from a historic Colorado Barbering and Cosmetic Supply Company

I wish I had time to go to estate sales. I so wish I did. I know I am missing so many wonderful goodies out there. Luckily for me, some of my friends who do find time for them think about me when they see things. My friend Karen recently picked up these amazing pieces of ...

Lablache Face Powder 1911 Advertisement

Lablache Face Powder   The Woman Beautiful who owes her clear, fair complexion to Lablache, anticipates with pleasure the social functions of winter. No boudoir equipment can be complete without Lablache, the great beautifier, invisible though adherent, Lablache complexions retain that smooth, velvety appearance of youth and refinement. Its delicate fragrance is always a delight. Refuse substitutes. They may ...