Posts Categorized: Beauty

Vintage 1940 Max Factor’s Hollywood Red Lipstick

Max Factor cosmetics was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1909 by Maksymilian Faktorwicz, a beautician from Poland. Max Factor specialized in movie makeup, and demonstrated the importance of custom, technical makeup application according to individual nuances and facial structure. He was originally satisfied to remain a specialized supplier to the film industry, but his… Read more »

Yardley’s English Lavender: 1940s and Now

Yardley’s signature scent, English Lavender, has been around since 1873 when it was launched in England. It was popular during the Victorian era in England, and was imported to the USA in the 1880s where it also grew in popularity. This fabulous ad, from the October 1940 issue of Woman’s Home Companion magazine, shows a… Read more »

Vintage 1973 DIOR Twilight Bright Nail Gloss

This fabulous 1973 Christian Dior nail polish ad is very forward-thinking; it feels modern and on-trend. Even the use of one word with a period – Twilights. Dior. – is very current. Shimmering. Shiny. Gleaming nails and lips. Now in soft, clear, twinkling colors of gloss. There were four new Dior Twilight Bright Nail Gloss… Read more »