I'm not one for loving all things vintage however I have always had a bit of a fascination with old advertisements.
I actually can remember from the aged of 9 or 10 looking through old magazines from the 1950's and just being so interested at the difference products they use to sell and the little coupons you could cut out and take to Boots the Chemist or send off for a free little brochure.
So I've done abit of research and found quite afew interesting beauty ad's - I especially love the really old ones, like the Maybelline mascara ad (below left)!
Also love how elegant the Revlon ad's are - always loved the matching lipstick with nail polish idea from them.
From what I could find Maybelline were one of the first to produce cake mascara back in 1917 (the ad above left was published in 1923). It would actually be interesting to try a cake mascara now to see what the actual results would be.
Also did you know the man that founded Maybelline actually named the brand after his older sister Mabel - how lovely.
Number Seven & White Rain!
No7 definitely went in for the more wordy ad it seems! Click on the image and have a read of the ad as there's some really interesting products - especially the Number Seven Skin Tonic 'A stimulating lotion, invaluable in districts where the water is too harsh for the face' and the Astringent Lotion 'for drooping muscles'!
Also love the sound of White Rain Shampoo - I mean who wouldn't want to wash there hair in a shampoo that feels like the softest hair water!
So elegant and chic - love the whole Hollywood glamor to all the old Max Factor ad's. The oldest one I could find is the advert on the left from 1941 advertising Pan-Cake which was very popular back then. They definitely don't do Pan Cake makeup anymore but they still have a foundation called Pan Stik - which seems the more retro of all the products Max Factor currently do, and by that I mean the packaging with the turn up stick foundation and it being quite a heavy creamy foundation.
I think the Revlon ad's are my favourite of all time! So fun yet classy. I did find two versions of the 'Cherries in the Snow' ad, but I loved the one above the most, so cute! I actually wish they made ad's like this still instead of some of the over sexualised adverts that are ever so present these days.
Also just look at how chic the model looks on the left - just beautiful!
Would love to know which vintage adverts you like the most from the ones above.