Posts Tagged: vintage cosmetics

Pretty in Woodbury Dream Stuff, 1955

Woodbury Dream Stuff: When you’ve just got to be beautiful in nothing flat… Such a pretty ad from the August 1955 issue of Woman’s Home Companion! I love the gorgeous model in flowers and pastels – so feminine. Dream Stuff was a sheer, clinging foundation-and-powder in compact form. It was intended for the busy modern… Read more »

Vintage 1955 Brides Love Camay Beauty Soap!

It’s astonishing to me how many vintage beauty ads are for plain old bar soap. What’s even more amazing is the beauty claims it makes. Who knew that washing your face with soap and water was such a beauty secret? Apparently Camay’s tender touch will caress your skin to a new loveliness. This is such… 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 »

Cutex ‘Play Red’ Nail Polish, Summer of 1946

This is such a beautiful, modern-looking ad from the August 1946 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. Cutex “Play Red” Nail polish – the newest color under the sun. Brilliant, sun-sparkle color that glows in daylight – moonlight too… spice for the browned-butter shade of your skin. I love the intensity of colors used in… Read more »

Yardley of London’s Soft Baby Look of 1972

This is a really pretty Yardley of London ad from 1972 for Sigh Shadows. The model is fresh and lovely, as Yardley models tended to be in the late 60s/early 70s. There was a pastel-ly, soft, sweet, baby look that was big in 1972. Not only in clothes, but in cosmetics. Yardley capitalized on this… Read more »

Romantic Chanel No. 22 Perfume of 1968

The groovy hippie vibe was thriving in 1968, but there was also a romantic vibe that held its own in the zeitgeist of the day. This pretty ad for Chanel No. 22 perfume captures the whole flowery, lacy, Victorian-dress, sitting in fields-of-green element that was going on. It seems a bit dichotomous for Chanel to… Read more »