Makeup in the 1920s was coming of age and a new generation of women was discovering it. At this time, makeup products and colours were very limited. Most cosmetics on the market were for skincare. Still, the cosmetic brands were keen to shout about their products and produced handy application guides. Here is a collection of vintage makeup colour charts from the 1920s along with some application guides.
Makeup Colours of the 1920s
Princess Pat made its rouge tint in just one colour. It was claimed that it suited every skin tone, as the tint changed colour to match the complexion.
This excerpt from a Boncilla brochure shows just how limited makeup colours were in the 1920s.
Rouge was applied to create a soft flushed look, as this bit of advice from Princess Pat shows.
Guidance from Coty on “How to Manicure”.
Rouge colours from The Pompeian Company.