Posts Tagged: vintage cosmetics

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 »

Yardley Introduces Oatmeal Beauty Soap 1974

With a back-to-nature flair, Yardley of London introduced their Oatmeal Beauty Soap in 1974. At this point Yardley was phasing out their much-celebrated cosmetics line and going back to their origins of selling soap (English Lavender, anyone?). You can’t get any more crunchy hippie than this ad, at least by Yardley of London standards. Just… Read more »