One of my biggest joys in life is watching old, vintage makeup commercials on youTube. I get such a kick out of all those old Love commercials because, dude, Donovan (he follows me on Twitter, I’m just throwing it out there so you can be jealous and stuff ha!)…
I really wish I grew up in the 60s or even the 70s because makeup, beauty, and hair care looks like it was brilliant back in the day. Hell, I still want to look like Twiggy when I grow up!
Ok, so, makeup, skincare, beauty all of it just better now…! We have a bigger selection of products to choose from, formulas are so much more advanced, etc…! But you can’t knock the fact that some products in the 60s looked way cool! And if you happened to grow up during that time you might be one of those people that’s all, “Well, when I was growing up we had the best foundation and foundation just isn’t what it used to be!” You know what? As I get older I find myself doing that more and more!
But if you want to experience the joys of vintage beauty you can get in your Tardis and head over to the Vermont Country Store.
Vermont Country Store is hands down the most fun place to shop vintage beauty. From old timey wimey fragrances to old hair care gems this place has everything.
A lot of people do rant about some of the formulas. For example, I purchased Gee, My Hair Smells Terrific a ton of times and I think it smells amazing but some older users aren’t thrilled with it. I can’t compare it to the original as it was way before my time.
Here are some of my fav vintage picks from the Vermont Country Store.
Yardley Eau de Toilette
Everyone always says how much they really miss Yardley makeup and fragrance. I don’t really remember it at all but I do own some of the Yardley scents that Vermont Country Store carries and I quite like them. I’m not much for herbal and floral fragrances but these are very fresh and light perfect for warm, Summer days when you want a light yet pretty scent to wear!
Grip Tuth Side Hair Combs
These I do remember! I even sort of kind of remember banana clips. I actually still have several of these combs hanging around my hair accessory drawer. When I was a timid Freshman in high school I used to love wearing my hair pulled back at the sides with combs just like these. I still love that look. I have really long, wavy hair and these do the trick to keep it back and out of my face and long and following in the back. These are also very large which makes them really easy to use in wild hair like my own!
Lemon Up Shampoo or Conditioner
I am absolutely obsessed with all things lemon and this delightful shampoo and conditioner leaves my hair smelling tart and lemony!
Lemon Up Eau de Toilette
If you wanna take things further you can mist on some of the matching EDT! The scent has a shorter wear sadly but it sure does smell delicious none the less!
Tangee Blush Compact
I can’t say I remember Tangee’s legendary orange lipstick but this blush is delightful! I purchased it about two years ago and it was sort of my go to blush for ages. It’s just such a delightful, flattering shade!
Max Factor Pan Stick
I’ve always had a thing for stick foundation! I think Benefit Playsticks were my intro to the world of stick foundations and since that time I just like the swipe and go deal. Vermont Country Store actually carries the original Max Factor Pan Stick. Sadly, the shade range is ridiculous but I once purchased light and medium just to mix and try out and I gotta say I do wish this was around in a larger shade range as I could see myself using it daily!
Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific Shampoo or Conditioner
And of course, last but not least the spicy goodness of Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific! If you’re a Lush fan I’d say this smells a lot like fever. Spicy carnation floral yum!
What sort of vintage makeup do you wish you could have tried?