Sunday, August 26, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Recently while searching the interwebs, I came across one of the original ads for the Revlon lipstick color, "Cherries in the snow." I had mentioned this lipstick in an earlier post, while talking about true vintage colors that were still on the market today. This got me searching for other brands that still carried original color lines from the 30s-60s. While I couldn't find another list anywhere, I learned that brands like Elizabeth Arden, Max Factor, Maybellline, Revlon, and Cover Girl (in the 60s) had entered the cosmetics markets. It's really interesting to see the progression of makeup styles, including lip shape and popular colors. Here is a brief rundown...
1940s:The cupid's bow lip, glossy and red
This ad from 1942, is actually for eye makeup, but she has the classic red hunter bow lip line.
The 1950s: Voluptuous and overdrawn lips in reds, pinks, and corals
"Fire and Ice" (still available)
"Cherries in the Snow" (still available)
"Love that Red" (still available)
"Cherries a la Mode"
"Queen of Hearts"
"Sunny side up"
"Love that Pink" (still available)
"Paint the Town Pink"
"Persian Melon" (still available)
"Pango Peach "
The 1960s: Large and pouty but pale and shimmery
"Orange Liqueur" "Cafe au Lait" "Creme de Cocoa" "Peach Brandy" "Cafe Espresso"
matte almost beigy lips with bright, colorful eyes
"Peach Sherbet" "Mango Sherbet" "Viola Kane" "Coral Vanilla" "Raspberry Kane" "Tangerine Sherbet" "Grape Kane" "Honey Vanilla"
"Beige Caper" "Pink Whim" "Bare Minimum" "Orange Fling" "Boss Gloss""Bold Gold"
Which decade is your favorite? Do you own any of these other colors?
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
This is Elowyn's 1950s frosting pink dress. It has a scalloped bodice with buttons, ruffled sleeves, and lace collar. This dress was new, never worn, with the tags still attached! It was made by Young Life and was purchased on ebay.
This is E's "uh-oh" face.
This is the back of the dress with original tag.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I'm a little late on my Sunday outfit post this week. I promise I was doing something really important, instead of fulfilling my blogging duties. This is my late 50s Nan Dorsey swimsuit with aqua button details. The sunglasses are 1960s Optique brand and they still had the original sticker on them...$1.25 baby! Both purchases are from ebay. My vintage parasol belongs to my stepfather and I believe it is from the early 1900s?