Posts Tagged: vintage makeup

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 »

Gleaming Moon Drops Lipstick by Revlon, 1973

The most striking thing to me about this Revlon ad is the model in a slammin’ blue fully-sequined jumpsuit. But, I digress. The whole point is to showcase the wet – gleamy – shiny – sexy – ‘juiced with color’ – smooth – ‘spilling with shine’ – glide-y – moist – yummy – young –… Read more »

Dull Camouflage Colours Makeup by Mary Quant, 1975

“My new colours for Autumn are very dull”, says Mary Quant. “But you’ve never seem such great dull colours before”. It’s funny, I almost bypassed this ad because it WAS rather dull! Mary Quant was probably ahead of her time when it came to earthy shades of makeup (and clothing). The 70s were very flashy… Read more »

Maybelline Fresh & Lovely Lip Colors, 1974

Very pretty pink lip colors from Maybelline! I love this vintage ad so much as it is so fresh and springlike. The model is a natural beauty dressed in PINK (my favorite color), and says “I want my lips to be delicious. To feel dewy, not dry. To gleam with clear, constant color. And I… Read more »