Monday, 31 October 2011

1935 Beauty Book: Make Up for Types

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As promised, here is some of my 1930's Beauty Book. Published in 1935, it is a big heavy book full of tips and advice from that beautiful glamorous era... I just love the 1930's. Here is the advice for "Make-up for Types"; for blondes, brunettes and so on. I am not sure if I fall into the category of Black Hair or Brunette, so I will just pick my favourite bits from both – and use them if I feel like it! It's also a really interesting read from a social history point of view but we'll stick with the lighter bits today! What type are you? And do you use any of the suggested colours?

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20 comments:

Rusty Hoe said...

Bwahahaha "mouse-coloured women are inexcusable". Phew, lucky my trusty box of L'Oreal has banished my natural mousiness. What does it say for faux redheads?

Makay said...

What a neat book, and your pictures are wonderful!
makay
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Rae Veda said...

What a treasure! I would love to read this. xo, rv

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Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Oh, I Love, love, love this guide.

Emily & Gracie said...

Awesome book! Thank you for sharing these pearls of wisdom!

xGracie

gwenstella said...

omg this book is so lovely!!! i can't believe that this is from the 30s because it looks so new and well-kept! well, i'm asian with black hair and olive skin, so i guess my 'type' won't be described in the book?

Also, i think it's hard for asians to pull off the glamorous vintage look. :(

Jennifer said...

Hee hee. I love how they write that "Mouse coloured hair is inexcusable". That cracked me up.

Sarah said...

Fascinating! I love a good socio-hisotical romp as much as the next chap! :) Where did you get it? x

Blanka said...

hehe, really lovely post:)
I think times hasn't changed too much;)

mel d said...

oh those poor mouse haired ladies. they sure did get a stern talking to.

esme and the lane way said...

Rusty Hoe: hehe I'm lucky too, thanks to my trusty black hair dye! ;D I say that anyone giving their hair colour a new direction is galmorous and fabulous! :D

Makay: thanks! It really is a neat book :)

Rae Veda: I was so chuffed to find it! I'll do more posts on it if you like? :)

Miss Tallulah Porkchop: it's so interesting; and surprisingly sensible, too! No recs for arsenic and the like ;)

Emily & Gracie: my pleasure! :D

Blogger gwenstella: I know, the pages are still secure and all clean etc. Yep, it has a very limited range of types which is a definite sign of those times, unfortunately. Very disappointing. But I think your colouring sounds beautiful – hehe you're not an inexcusable mousey type like me! I've seen some beautiful vintage images on tumblrs of glamorous ladies with all different skin colours, they can be a little hard to find but they are out there! :D

Jennifer: I know! :D My mouse colour hair blushed under my black hair dye ;)

Sarah: from a vintage shop in Brunswick (selling vintage nic nacs rather than clothes) and it's one of my favourite finds of all time. I love reading books from the '30-'50s in particular – such an insight into the past! :D

Blanka: thanks! Well, hopefully some things are progressing as time goes by! x

mel d : haha I know! Throughout the books mousey types get quite the hammering – :< !!! :D

Miss Emmi said...

Oh man, poor mousey girls! I'll be honest, I actually find that weird silvery brown colour can be really lovely on girls with certain colouring (I once knew a girl with clear grey eyes and mousey hair who was absolutely stunning) so phooey to that advice!

I used to stick to makeup for my type but began to feel really bored and restricted. Sometimes this redhead wants to wear crazy blue eyeshadow, damn!

LandGirl1980 said...

So. I am meant to be vivid eh? Well - I dunno about that. At least I have the lippy colour right! *wink*

What a FANTASTIC book!

Gaby said...

I love it!!

I have a 60s 'Book of Cosmetology' that has all the hair roller patterns in it, but its pretty complicated haha so I have always shyed away from it considering my limited skills!

There is lots more about hair and nails too!

Kari said...

Beautiful book. You're so lucky to have found it!

Also, I can't get over that egg-shaped box with a sponge in it. So adorable!

Marnie said...

Another inexcusable and undyed mouse here. My hair goes haywire when I colour it so I'm stuck with it I'm afraid!

Miss Meadows said...

"Brunettes are expected to be vivid always". Oh the PRESSURE!!!! ;)

Vivian said...

Haha, I'm an inexcusable mouse too, but thankfully my natural hair colour wasnt visible since I turned 15, lol, I have same Mac lisptick btw, Russian Red rules :D Nice book, love vintage beauty books :)

Mara said...

What an amazing book! I wish I had one like it. I love vintage beauty tips, they're so fun. And sometimes hilarious. :)

sparkleandgrime said...

This is a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing these beauty tips. Your photos are gorgeous. xo


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