Posts Categorized: Beauty

Christian Dior Tibet Haute Couleur Lipsticks, 1987

In keeping with the bold, bright and vivid vibe of the 1980s, Christian Dior introduced their Haute Couleur lipsticks. They soothed, softened, moisturized and protected from the sun. This gorgeous fuchsia/hot pink shade is FABULOUS – my absolute favorite color! ♥ ~Marilyn

Introducing Soleil Chanel, 1987

Chanel introduced its suncare system in 1987 with the Soleil line, created in Europe. Tanning was still popular in the 1980s, and, in keeping with Coco Chanel’s penchant for a golden tan, Chanel’s focus was on maintaining that golden glow, not so much on sun protection. The highest SPF was 15 in the Haute Protection… Read more »

Vintage 70s Coty Sweet Earth Fragrances, The Flowers of 1776

Perhaps as a nod to the upcoming United States Bicentennial in 1976, Sweet Earth presented a lovely version of ‘The Flowers of 1776’. These Coty fragrances – in their signature triple fragrance cream perfume compacts – represented the fragrances of the fields and gardens of America in 1776. The Colonial Wildflowers collection included Wild Rose,… Read more »

Creepy “Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific!” Fragrance Shampoo & Conditioner, 1975

Yikes, some product’s advertising is cringeworthy, especially in today’s times. This “Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific!” ad is rather distasteful, bordering on harassment, with a young man sniffing and commenting on a fellow student’s hair. The whole point of the shampoo and conditioner was the fragrance: “like meadows of wildflowers in spring”. I thought the… Read more »

Bonne Bell Dr Pepper Lip Smackers, 1975

I can still smell this! I remember carrying around Dr Pepper Lip Smacker when I was in college, and applying it between classes. The tube was HUGE (4 times bigger than any other lip gloss), and it smelled -and tasted- fantastic. It was very gloppy and moisturizing, and left a sheer sheen of color. Perfect… Read more »

Coty Your Face Makeup, 1973

The adorable model Bonnie Lysohir is in this ad for Your Face makeup by Coty. This collection came in cute little tubes and containers. The best one was the Your Face foundation tube that had its own concealer in the cap. It was genius, and I remember using it to cover my interminable pimples. Ah,… Read more »