Color charts for make-up hair and clothes 1951 –
Bright ideas in 1950s makeup and effective use of costume colors accentuate your good looks and compliment each other. In this post are four complexion types – blonde, brunette, brownette, and titian – together with color suggestions that you can make your own or use as a glamor guide.
Brunette ( left).
Aim: to achieve color contrast.
Cosmetic cues; brown eyes take green; light eyes, violet blue shadow, black mascara. Clear to russet-red lipstick, blue-red with pale skin. Costume colors: pink, jade, violet, blue-green, fuchsia, blue. Blue-reds with light eyes and skin.
Blonde ( right).
Aim: to preserve delicate coloring.
Cosmetic cues: grey-blue to misty-blue eyeshadow, warm brown mascara. Golden to clear red lipstick toning.
Costume colors: sapphire, mauve-pink, muted orange-red, cinnamon, blue-violet.
Brownette ( left).
Aim: to dramatise and enrich mousy coloring.
Cosmetics cues: green-blue or lilac eye-shadow, brown mascara. Almost any shade of lipstick from crimson, coral, ruby-red or blue-red. Costume colors: orange, reddish browns, lavender, grey-green, gold,turquoise.
Titian ( right).
Aim: to play up bright hair, pale skin.
Cosmetic cues: brown or green eyeshadow, or blue for blue eyes for daytime wear. Orange lipstick, with gold coral, vermilion, and russet-reds for a change. Costume colors: black, orange-red, pale yellow, forest-freen, pink, and electric blue.
That’s all !
Australian Womans Weekly 1951
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Also see a 1930s Makeup Color Harmony Chart