A Course in Cosmetics by Colleen Moore 1922

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The young actress shows her daily routine – Just on the verge of her success in Flaming Youth, where she played the first truly iconic screen flapper, Colleen Moore gave this little makeup tutorial to Photoplay. It was so successful that Photoplay made makeup tutorials a regular thing.  Colleen Moore’s chief screen rival Clara Bow …

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1930s Makeup – The arrival of the Concealer

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Covermark brand brings out new class of cosmetics – A beauty booklet curated by Cosmetics & Skin extols the magic of  Covermark Cream the forerunner of skin imperfection makeup such as Vichys Dermablend and still a world leader today.It covered all manner of skin blemishes like varicose veins, burns and in particular severe birthmarks. It’s …

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1920s Makeup Booklet for all Flapper Types

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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 …

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1950s Makeup – Color Harmony in 1951

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Color charts for make-up hair and clothes 1951 – 1950s makeup tutorial from Carolyn Earle Bright ideas in 1950s makeup and effective use of costume colors accentuate your good looks and compliment each other. In this post are four complexion types – blonde, brunette, brownette, and titian – together with color suggestions that you can …

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1930s Makeup Advice – Actress Sari Maritza

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English Actress gives advice from 1932 – Vintage Makeup Feature Sari Maritza, that fresh faced young English actress, has made a deep study of makeup and she has graciously agreed to tell us some of her secrets. ” You must know your face, before you can intelligently work out the individual make-up for you. While …

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Vintage Makeup School – Eyebrow Tests 1932

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1930s Eyebrow Makeup tests – Vintage makeup report – Carolyn Van Wyck NOTHING will revive your interest in yourself like a change of eyebrows, but be sure of what you’re doing. For a safe home test equip yourself with a pointed eyebrow pencil and cold cream, not the liquefying kind. First emphasise the inner lines, up, …

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1960s Makeup – Eight Steps to a Party Face

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Groovy 1967 chick makeup guide – A cute 1960s makeup tutorial from Teen Magazine in 1967 1.If your skin is greasy, or partially so, dab with mild tonic down the centre panel, let dry. if skin is dry, use moisturiser instead. 2.Put a little foundation cream into palm. of hand, let it warm before applying it …

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