The Helena Rubinstein 1940’s Makeup Guide

The Helena Rubinstein 1940’s Makeup Guide
1940’s Makeup for Blonde hair
For blonde hair, Shades of fuschia and gold colors. And for the soft spoken effect. depend upon the discreet muted blue greens
1940’s Makeup guide for Medium Brown Hair
Your very own colors with medium brown hair are glorious sunset shades. Your most arresting colors are the glamourous reddish- orchid hues. Your day-in, day out favourites – gentle blues.
1940’s Makeup tips for Redheads
Redheads most personal colors are the tints, glints, shades of your hair – from apple blossom pink to warm rose. Your most effective tones are the exciting purplish blues. For the color you just feel is yours – the spirited greenish blues. Your most delicately beautiful hues – the complacent Chinese Greens.
1940’s Makeup for Brunettes
For brunettes, your own vibrant coloring makes the enchanting american beauty hues your most harmonious shades. Your electrifying colors are the dramatic life blues. Your easiest tones are the cool tropical greens. For a quiet, reposed effect – burnished gold – the color becomes the the background.You are the exclamation point !
1940’s Makeup styles for Silver Grey hair
Your own colors are the natural highlights you see in your lovely silver hair – soft purples and mauves. Create your most dramatic effects in rich Cardinal reds. You’ll be wonderfully at home in soft pistaccio greens. Create an interesting effect with the clever use of muted aqua – the soft spoken color is of amazing impact.
For the definitive breakdown on 1940’s makeup styles, see the Vintage Makeup Guide

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9 thoughts on “The Helena Rubinstein 1940’s Makeup Guide”

  1. what about auburn hair? I originally have medium brown hair but I dyed it with henna and now, in certain lights, it's red. should I go with redhead or medium brown?

  2. What a brilliant article, i've always wondered and messed around with which red lipstick would suit me (i'm around the medium brown shades) and this has perfectly pointed me in the right direction. Thank you for sharing! x

  3. What I notice about these is they are all really rather 'cool'- there's not (for example) the warmer golds and greens with warm reds that I would wear as a red-head. I guess they may have seemed 'tougher' and less floral/feminine. It's interesting too that they go for emphaisising eyes AND lips even on a silver haired lady; I reckon to our eyes that would look very bold, but thinking back to Barbara Cartland (who would have been a similar age to these younger models when young, so presumably these influenced her as she aged) it was evidently the vogue and didn't see so bright then.

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