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What is Prosthetic Makeup?

Prosthetic makeup is a specialist field of makeup artistry that is used to create a variety of enhanced three-dimensional character looks and effects, from ageing and injuries to all sorts of creatures.

1930s makeup colours

1930s Makeup Colour Charts

Here are some makeup colour cards from the 1930s. Cosmetic brands had makeup swatches like these to allow customers to see their product range, as well as advise which shades best suited their complexion.

Hair & Beauty Adverts from the 1940s

A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1940s, giving an insight into the fashionable makeup colours of the decade and how the hair was styled.