Here we have a collection of vintage makeup colour charts and brochure excerpts from the 1950s. They give us an insight into the popular colours provided by mainstream cosmetic brands. Application guides also tell us how makeup was put on and what the fashionable eye, cheek and lip shapes were.
Makeup Colours of the 1950s
Pan-Cake from Max Factor was a very popular foundation. Here’s an application guide from the brand itself.
Makeup application guidance – the 1950s way to wear it.