Vintage Makeup and Vintage-Inspired Makeup

Jean Harlow’s Migrating Beauty Mark

Some girls are born with a beauty mark. Other women have the freedom to draw them on where they see fit...like Jean Harlow. Something to consider when choosing a space for a mark...the beauty mark is essentially a "spot" on your face. It is often the first thing people notice. Their eyes tend to go next ...

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 ...

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. ...

The perfect stocking stuffer for a vintage girl

I'm trying to get the word out quickly. Anyone who follows Tarte's special release items knows they go fast…and I mean fast. I blogged about their True Blood palette a few years ago and it had pretty much disappeared off the shelves before I could get the blog entry up. So I am getting ahead of the curve, ...

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, ...

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

Make-up Foundation Techniques circa 1952 It is interesting to me how beauty advice has changed so much. In this article from 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine, the author tells women to buy a foundation that will change their skin to the color they want, not the foundation that matches their skin. At the time, concealer was barely a thing. The ...

1952 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine, Today’s lesson…Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Mascara

In today's 1950s makeup lesson, courtesy of 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine...Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Mascara. This is why I spend way too much time on Ebay…to find little gems like this, a 1952 special edition magazine with everything a woman needs to know to make herself a feminine beauty, from posture to nail care to making your voice more ...