The Top Hollywood Beauty Gifts of Christmas 1931


1930s beauty report – by Anne Van Alstyne for It was all perfumes and powders this festive season. We scurried about amongst the cosmetic counters – as usual at the very last minute. According to our sources, the popular names this year included Coty,  Helena Rubinstein, Elizabeth Arden, Tangee lipsticks, Richard Hudnut,DuBarry, Houbigant among …

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The History of Makeup – Lipstick Allure


The History of Makeup – Lipstick Allure by Gabriella Hernandez – founder of Besame Cosmetics. Excerpt from her book Classic Beauty – presented on with kind permission. Lip colors are considered the most widely used cosmetics ever invented. Women who typically do not wear a full face of make-up commonly wear lipstick. From the …

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