Posts Tagged: vintage cosmetics

1971 Pure Magic Shimmy Dippers Super Eye & Lip Glosses

Here is another great ad from 1971 for Pure Magic ‘Shimmy Dippers’ by Max Factor. The Shimmy Dippers were hypoallergenic eye glosses and lip glosses that ‘come in perky little pots’. The Super Eye Glosses were lustrous, luminous shadows-in-a-pot with a never-before souffle formula. In six purely-pearly shades to put a gloss on your lids… Read more »

1971 Yardley of London Slicker Lip Licks

“Kiss him in his favorite flavor.” This is a really hip and groovy 1971 Yardley of London ad for Slicker Lip Polish. More specifically – Lip Licks: Give him a lick. A sip of your lips. Be free with your flavors. Lip Licks came in all sorts of fruity flavors; Raspberry, Orange, Strawberry, Peach, Mint… Read more »

There Was Actually Yardley Pot o’ Gloss Nail Polish?

Once again, I went through my personal stash of vintage magazines from the late ’60s/early ’70s looking for any Yardley of London ads that I may have overlooked. Voila! I found one featuring a rather fresh and romantic-looking couple. From the the October 1972 issue of Ingenue magazine, this ad is for Yardley’s Pot o’… Read more »

Power Red Chanel Lips and Nails of the ’80s!

“New from Paris. Turbulent, seductive colours for lips and nails.”   Chanel, in the 1980s, was emerging distinctively under its fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. This 1985 ad shows deep, bold RED lipstick and nail polish, as befitting the shoulder-padded-power-suit-wearing style that was so chic in in that era. Chanel Red remains a classic to this day,… Read more »