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1920s Hollywood Diet and Slimming Secrets

The slimming tips of the silent screen stars- Fat! Women’s most dreaded foe. The Hollywood diet was the answer. The deals of femininity have changed. In the past, bulgy curves above and below the wasp-waist were the acceptable shape of woman. Now it’s the gamine boyish figure. Screen actresses adhere to the slimming rule more strictly than anyone else.  If…

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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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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 Genevieve Tobin, and are ready…

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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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1915 Beauty Exercises for the Bust

WW1 Era girls sing to improve bust – Many women write and ask: “How shall I develop my throat and bust?” There is one simple exercise that, taken together with deep breathing, will, if persisted in, give any woman who is not in delicate health a fine throat and bust. Miss Irene Hough kindly consented to pose with her hands…

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1930s – Eye Beauty Tips of 1935

The 1930s advances in Eye beauty – Learn some vintage Eye Beauty Tips of 1935. Pauline Stark‘s blue grey eyes improve with a touch of lash beautifier. She is using a mustache pomade, recently discovered by screen and stage stars to be good for accenting lashes and for keeping them lustrous and soft. This pomade will not streak or smear…

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1950s Makeup – Autumn Beauty Tints

Some glowing tips for Fall Beauty in 1959 – A warm and glowing complexion and hair brought to sparkling new life with subtle tints and rinses will put you vividly into glamour this autumn season. Try the effectiveness of this luminous autumn look by experimenting with the make-up colors suggested here. Brunettes with pale skin and hazel eyes. Your autumn…

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1930’s Hollywood Faces – Beauty Unmasked

All about the Mouth and Eyes 1936- If Hollywood lipsticks could talk, what tales they would tell! The women of the screen rouge their lips along natural lines, always accenting the ‘lower’ lip, not the upper. In some magical way this adds character and a certain dramatic accent that many feminine faces lack! Witness Katherine Hepburn, whose first film A…

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1920s Beauty Etiquette for the Flapper

Some pointers from the flapper era – Excerpts from The Etiquette of Beauty by Dorothy Cocks 1927 Figure Fashion silhouette, in the history of sartorial arts, changes even more frequently and more radically than fashion in faces. It is is as if the mold, from which all women are turned out, were recast with every age.When swelling bosoms are the…

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1920s Makeup Booklet for all Flapper Types

Vintage advice from the 1920s era – The leading seller of face powder in the post World War One era, and ‘liquid stockings’ in the 1940s, the Armand cosmetics brand is all but forgotten now. Here is an excerpt from their 1929 beauty booklet curated by Cosmetics and Skin. Develop your own Type – Cleopatra EYES – Accentuate the natural…

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