Posts Tagged: actress

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 »

Catherine Deneuve for Chanel No. 5 Perfume~Vintage 1974

The classically beautiful French actress, Catherine Deneuve, did a fabulous ad campaign for Chanel in the 1970s. What could be more perfect than an iconic French actress modeling for an iconic French fashion house? This 1974 ad for Chanel No. 5 perfume shows Catherine in a somewhat relaxed mood, with hand to forehead. Of course… Read more »

Loretta Young for Max Factor Pan-Cake Make-up, 1946

This is an interesting tie-in ad from 1946 that has actress Loretta Young promoting both a product (Max Factor Pan-Cake makeup), and her movie (“The Stranger”). It makes sense to have a beautiful Hollywood actress promoting Pan-Cake makeup, as it was initially developed to be used in Technicolor movies. The old-style greasepaint makeup used in… Read more »