It isn't just the clothes and jewellery, that our grandmother's and mother's wore, that we still love in the world of vintage but we also still use many of the same vintage beauty brands. Here are our vintage beauty favourites that you can still buy today.
L’Oreal Paris Elnett Hairspray: This epic hairspray has been around since 1960 and is still used by session stylists backstage at catwalk shows. I have seen them use it. It stops a single hair from moving without feeling stiff. It also makes hair look shiny.
Clinique Black Honey Lipstick: In 1971 a Vogue editor called Carol Phillips founded this shade as she wanted one to match her favourite black polo neck jumper. It is still a big seller today.
Benefit Benetint: According to Benefit legend, a dancer in 1976 asked them to create something to make her nipples look pinker when she was naked on stage...the founders then used rose petals to create a product for her. This became their first product and eventually this bestselling tint.
Chanel Vamp Nail Polish: In the 1990s we all wore dark nail polish and particularly after the actress Uma Thurman wore this red/black colour in the film Pulp Fiction in 1994. It was the era of grunge after all.
My favourite vintage beauty product:
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara: As well as running Lovely's Vintage I also work as a fashion and beauty journalist and I have interviewed many make-up artists - the one mascara they regularly mention is this one. The iconic pink and green tube never stops being popular. It has been selling by the zillions since 1971.
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Happy shopping! Love Lynnette