After reading Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look by Lauren Rennells, which is an amazing book by the way with gorgeous photos and great tips, I have become interested in the products they used back then.
Its interesting to see that there are still some products out there today that were created all those years ago and are still popular.
I recently bought Max Factors Pan-Stik make- up in a tube first introduced in 1948 (the packing still look very smiliar to the ones shown in the Max Factor musuem, however packinging is now black and before they were cream colour, but the twist up design is still the same!). It is rather thick coverage (compared to today lighter foundations), which I expected as it gives a very matte look, and it has that great smell of old make up too!
I have also bought the newly reintroduced Revlon Fire& Ice lipstick, originally introduced in 1952, which is an amazing bright red colour. Heres the original ad:
And they have also brought back a pinky-red colour called Cherries in the Snow, again from the 1950s
I was wondering if anyone had tried any other products on the market that were around years ago and are still going?
Has anyone tried the Max Factor Pan-Cake makeup? They don't do it over here in the UK, but if it any good I was thinking of getting some from the drugstore.com