Vintage Avon Lady Beauty Tips 1946


Simple beauty advice for the 1940s woman – Elbow Tips: Keep them from getting rough by massaging Night Cream over them after applying to your face every evening. Cross arms this way and it only takes a minute. If elbows are dark colored, rub them with lemon juice once a week. Nail Tips: Frequent gentle …

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Avon Guide to Perfect Makeup Foundation 1946

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Create the Perfect Face 1946 – The beguiling camouflage make-up foundations give fresh, even color to the feminine faces of more than half of the women today – a big step forward on the past three or four years in makeup artistry. Correct make-up for the 1940s is no longer a matter of a quick …

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Avon Lady – Rouge and Lipstick Tips 1939


Vintage Make-up rules on eve of the 1940s – Avon, a name synonymous with the beauty regimes of millions of American women from the 1920s up to the 1960s. Avon Ladies bought the company beauty products and sold them on their own time to their neighbors, often giving beauty demonstrations too. We present to you …

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Girls Who Wear Glasses – 1940s Beauty Tips


Vintage advice for bespectacled girls 1943 – We generally flee like mad from statistics, but the other day we ran smack into some figures on girls who wear glasses, that sent us dashing out to find out more about them. Do you know that you and some 25,000,000 of your sisters in the United States wear …

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Hollywood Diets of the Stars – Vintage Secrets


New book reveals secrets of the stars – The Hollywood Diet and Fitness book. In the golden age of Hollywood glamour – before celebrities’ least flattering photos were routinely splashed across tabloid papers – the great stars of the silver screen were portrayed as goddesses – visions of flawlessness. The eating habits and daily fitness …

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The Story of Helena Rubinstein

The Beauty Business of Helena Rubinstein in 1941

A Day in the Life of Helena Rubinstein – How a little girl from Krakow, helped build the 20th Century beauty industry and outsmarted Wall Street. Full of thoughts, Helena Rubinstein begins another day with a bath, followed by rubbing liquid powder over her body. She studies her face in the mirror before applying her makeup. …

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1940s Beauty – Priscilla Lane sells cosmetics for a day.


Actress Priscilla Lane learns how to be a salesgirl – 1941 – In Million Dollar Baby – Priscilla Lane plays a department store salesgirl. To get first hand experience she spent a day incognito at Sears, Roebuck & Co’s big general department store in downtown Los Angeles. At 8.15 she punched in, went to the …

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1940 – Five Steps to Winter Beauty


by Hollywood beauty editor Ann Vernon Luscious Miss Eva Gabor kindly posed for us to show us the five steps to her 1940’s beauty routine – which shows how she reclaims her beautiful July complexion in the cold months of winter. 1. ( above) Eva applies a tinted paste to conceal sallow tan and freckles, keeps make-up …

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