Today I thought I’d start uploading some of the beauty pages in my vintage magazine collection. After all, it would be hopeless for me to do a ‘get the look’ post, seeing as I’m cack- handed (in all ways) when is comes down to the make-up side of vintage beauty… I only seem to be able to curl my hair!
This is a great little article from March 1944. No fuss, just simple makeup!
To be honest, this is my usual routine whenever I wear makeup anyway. Though I don't use an eyebrow pencil, just Vaseline, as I have unruly eyebrows that would probably look like escaping caterpillars if I tried to do anything to them!
I assume that the foundation cream they are using in this article is a good old "Vanishing cream", or in today's terms, a primer/ face cream. I'm pretty sure that by the 1940's there was a concealing type product available here in the UK, but at the moment the product escapes me- not that it would have been widely used or available with all the pesky shortages anyway!
Oh and note the exclusion of eyeshadow and eyeliner flicks! ;-)
I tried my hardest to get my hair like the hairdo in the picture (what a beautiful model!), but I failed miserably! Still, I was rather pleased with the curly top I ended up with, hence a snap! I would so love to say that my skin is indeed fairer than Snow Whites, but that would be a big porkie -It would take a bloomin' miracle to make my skin look lovely. Alas, no, I had to use a few special effects to detract from some of the blurriness, which is why my skin looks perfect! I only had a choice of two pictures to choose from- this one and another of just my beloved kitchen cabinet... oh and that one was the only one in focus- tsk, typical!!! Anyhoo, camera batteries are now fully charged- yay!
Do you have any other 'vintage' makeup tips?
Or are you lucky and just powder your face with sunshine?!