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.
VINTAGE HAIR & MAKEUP
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1930s, showing the colours, products and beauty ideal of the era.
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.
A selection of photographs taken during the 1940s showing everyday British women. We get a glimpse of the hairstyles, hats and clothes worn during this era.