As a Golden Era Gal I absolutly love cosmetics, I think even if I wasn’t, I would still love cosmetics. From perfume to moisturizer, from the top of my head to my toes. I love the packaging, I love to indulge myself & be utterly seduced by packaging & promises. In a previous post I blogged about a 1940’s Max Factor ‘How To’ booklet I found (which I can promise you, is still in pride of place of my vanity table and I look at it probably more than I would like to admit) Well in many of my blog wanderings, I came across Lauren Renolls’s absolute goldmine of a blog ‘Bobby Pin Blog’. I have definitely passed her amazing articles before & have heard of her Retro Hair & Make up books. She linked a website for ‘Cake Mascara’ from Longcils by Boncza: The Original Cake Mascara (I said ‘Ohhhhhh’ & my pupils probably dilated with lust!) I am familiar with Besame Cosmetics & they do a more than sterling job both in presentation & quality. I have heard alot of great review on their Violet Powder. Anyway this then led my to another makeup brand, also on the site recommended by Laura’s blog, that I had never heard of before – Tangee
Even the name conjures up images of mystery & the exotic…I started doing some research & I thought I would share some of the advertising campaigns & glamorous faces that endorsed the products. One of the first products was their Lipstick that,wait for it, changes colour to suit you! (by the way I am ordering one of these babies as soon as I get payed!) This was quite the selling point & is still in production today.
To be honest Tangee had me at the Oriental 1930’s design! A few people have blogged about their experience with the lipstick most notably for me is Lucky Lucille (I only found her musings through searching for reviews & now am a fan!) I also stumbled onto many a vintage & antique cosmetic collector site, I have seen the odd nice bit of vanity set or empty lipstick tube but my gosh there is some beautiful items out there. I would never say no to a slice of that!(or more a slither with my budget)
I will let you know how I get on with Tangee when I order myself one, I am really intrigued to find out what shade it shows on me! I would also be very interested on your opinion on vintage cosmetics & which you use? Or if you too find yourself at the feet of the Deity ‘Cosmetica’
Love VV xxx