Hair,makeup and beauty tips and how tos for getting a vintage look, including 1920s flapper , 50s pinup and Old Hollywood Glamour styles of the 30s and 40s.

Beauty Flashback-Revlon Futurama Lipstick Cases and Refillable Lipsticks

Revlon Futurama Lipstick Ad 1956

A while back I saw this Revlon Futurama lipstick ad in one of my 1956 Vogue magazines. Being a big lipstick fan plus the cool looking cases and the recycling aspect, I was instantly intrigued.

In the 1950s Revlon collaborated with famous jeweler, Van Cleef and Arpels, to design luxury lipstick cases that you could keep and refill with different color […]

By | 2018-02-01T09:38:59-04:00 March 7th, 2017|Beauty|6 Comments

Fashion Flashback- 1927 Fall Winter Style and Beauty Trends


While I was on my buying trip this summer I happened upon this fantastic November 1927 Ladies Home Journal at in antique mall in, ummm,  I think North Carolina.  Hard to remember since I’ve been all over the place the last few months. Anyway,  it’s not often you find vintage magazines of this age, especially in decent condition. So I was very excited when […]

By | 2016-11-07T12:12:37-04:00 November 7th, 2016|Beauty, Fashion|4 Comments

How To Apply Red Lipstick That Stays Put

Lucille Ball with Red Lipstick Lucille Ball with Red Lipstick

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t wear red lipstick.  It’s an easy way to add instant retro glamour to any look and  perks up your complexion, especially if you’re fair skinned, like I am.

But it was through much trial and error over the years before I came up with my favorite way […]

By | 2014-08-15T10:18:20-04:00 August 15th, 2014|Beauty|8 Comments

Book Review on “Retro Makeup-Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look”


Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look

Lauren Rennells, author of Vintage Hairstyling, (see my review here)  has recently published another fantastic guide for helping gals get an authentic vintage look, this time with makeup!  Retro Makeup:Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look  has easy to follow tutorials on how to achieve your favorite era specific […]

By | 2014-03-07T11:28:34-04:00 March 7th, 2014|Beauty|Comments Off on Book Review on “Retro Makeup-Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look”
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