Max Factor – Beauty Advice to Wampas Baby Stars


Hollywood hopefuls beauty tricks – Romance these days depends pretty much on a girl’s ability to use the right cosmetics! She captures the imagination with her eye shadow, holds it with her lipstick. To that, the Wampas Baby stars for 1934 chorus “Yes!” You’ll see them in Kiss and Make-up 1934, starring Cary Grant and …

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Max Factor Make-up Masterclass 1931


Max Factor Masterclass – Tells his 1930’s beauty secrets To some women the new word “make-up” may only mean the application of powder, or powder and rouge, or perhaps powder, rouge and lipstick.To others, make-up may only mean the theatrical use of cosmetics. Neither impression is correct, and both have therefore resulted in the wrong …

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Technicolor fashion show – The Women 1939


Luscious costumes by Gilbert Adrian – “Bonjour Madam, Mademoiselle !It gives me great pleasure to take you on this adventurous little voyage into 1930s fashion land. But today ladies, as an innovation, you will see our models go through the rhythmic movement of everyday life, as it responds to the ever changing flow of the …

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1930s Makeup – The arrival of the Concealer


Covermark brand brings out new class of cosmetics – A beauty booklet curated by Cosmetics & Skin extols the magic of  Covermark Cream the forerunner of skin imperfection makeup such as Vichys Dermablend and still a world leader today.It covered all manner of skin blemishes like varicose veins, burns and in particular severe birthmarks. It’s …

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Three One Minute Vintage Beauty Exercises


Amusing 1930s exercises that actually work – The second in a short series of perusals of vintage beauty booklets – this one again from a 1930s beauty booklet by Rose Laird. This comes courtesy of Cosmetics and Skin – whose growing collection of scanned beauty booklets is a treat to browse through. Three One-Minute Exercises …

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Vintage 1930s Tips for Sultry Eye Makeup


Rose Laird beauty booklet 1938 James Bennett over at Cosmetics & Skin has been compiling a fascinating collection of vintage beauty promotional booklets created by famous and infamous cosmetic brands through the 20th century, which we’ll be taking a look at over a few blog posts in the coming weeks, starting with this 1938 booklet …

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