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Mary Stuyvesant – 1940’s Television Beauty Guru

Mary Stuyvesant – American Beauty Guru of the 1940’s Mary Stuyvesant is famous these days for her wonderful 1940’s makeup and hair tutorial films on the Glamour Daze YouTube channel. She was possibly the first high profile television beauty guru. Yet, until recently, she was all but forgotten and so little is known about her. Mary Stuyvesant hailed from England….

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1940s Makeup – Beautiful Lips and Lipstick Tips

A few Hollywood exercises for glamorous lips plus tips on applying lipstick for your face and nose shape. What your Lips may say about you The face of a otherwise lovely girl can be utterly marred by lips that are too broad, too narrow or just nondescript. Hollywood stars like Marsha Hunt above, practice diction constantly. There is no better…

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Vintage 1940s Hair Tutorial Book 1943

Hats, Hairdos and Makeup 1943 An extremely rare and sought after beauty 1940s hairstyle tutorial book, with specific advice for your type in achieving the best 1940’s look. 48 Page Book. Do and Don’t advice for the 1940’s woman. 1940s Hair Tutorial Tips Complete Do and Don’t Guide for every face shape. Best Hairstyles. Best Hat Styles. Basic lines to conceal…

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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 buffing helps weak nails. It…

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Avon Guide to Perfect Makeup Foundation 1946

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 dab of powder, rouge and…

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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 some vintage rouge tips and…

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Evolution Of Women’s Skincare

A Short History on Skin – By Jane Thomas Back in the early days of the 20th century, most women relied on one or two products or food ingredients to keep their skin looking its best. These vintage skincare routines have been passed down through generations, and some women still use some of the same techniques to keep their skin clean…

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Straight Out Of The 40s

Time Capsule of found photos of women in the 1940s Vintage Style captured in amateur kodachrome. These found photos of women in the 1940s show genuine everyday women’s clothing, hair and makeup looks taken in the 1940s era. There’s just something about these images that casts a spell over me. You can buy the originals on Ebay and Etsy if you’re not too…

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Foundation Tips From The 1920s To The 1960s

Makeup Trends Through The Years –  By Jane Thomas  Makeup trends have evolved over the years, and with each decade, women learn new tips and tricks to look more flawless and polished by using foundation or makeup base. From the flapper-style makeup of the 1920s to the hippie chic look of the 60s, advancements in the formulation of foundation and the…

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1940s British Women at War in Color

Rarely seen Color Photographs of women in service- In anticipation of our 1940’s Wartime Women’s Guides packs, here are some marvelous color photographs held by the Imperial War Museum. They are part of the IWM collection ‘Ministry of Information Second World War Colour Transparency Collection‘. Featured are girls from the Women’s Land Army ( Land Girls) , Women’s Auxiliary Air…

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