Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Vintage Inspired Beauty



I am a lover of all things vintage from fashion to home and beauty. As I might have mentioned before, I collect vintage makeup compacts from the 40s, because I adore how they are adorned in gold and have inlays of mother of pearl or other luxurious details. I find today that is just what is missing in the beauty market - I feel like everything looks the same - lipstick in black plastic tubes and eye shadow and blush in plastic disposable compacts. Where did the beauty go that is supposed to go with beauty? Luckily, there are many brands out there that feel there is a major void in the market, like I do. I am a sucker for beauty products but even more so if the packaging is beautiful. I have rounded up some of my favorite vintage inspired items that will make you want to display them because they are that pretty.  



18 comments:

  1. Rosebud salve is amazing- I use it all over!

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  2. Rosebud salve is amazing–it's a savior for dry cuticles too! All these products are so pretty, I think I'd have to display them so everyone would get to see!

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  3. Bold red lipstick is my favorite vintage-inspired look. So classy.
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  4. Love this post. I'm with you - I love vintage finds, and these vintage inspired beauty items are perfect! xo, Julie

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  5. ooo love that pretty candle and the gold rose compact. i swear by rosebud salve too!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  6. The Guerlain meteorites is the BEST! I have it and love it!
    www.fashiontruffles.com

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  7. I love the vintage design....makes everything extra special I think. Our date is coming up!! SO glad we are in May!! Soooo excited!

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  8. I love that you collect vintage compacts - how cool!! Most of today's makeup packaging definitely lacks that sense of old school glamour

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  9. That compact is so pretty! I would use it and then stash it in my purse as a mirror :) Rosebud salve is one of my go to's as well - always the perfect pink shade!

    xx,
    Maya

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  10. You have such an eye for all these pretty and beautiful little things. I adore this selection and can only imagine how your collections looks like :)

    Hugs,
    xx

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  11. These compacts are SO pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. Ooh la la! Is it bad that I want to buy Aerin products based on packaging alone!??!

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  13. I totally agree with you Alison, packaging is as important as the product inside!
    And I'm a lover of all things vintage too (clothes, furniture and pretty little things as mirrors ...)
    Maybe that's one of the reason why I really love all Guerlain products. I have many of them like Les Météorites for example and La Terracotta. Great products in pretty packages! Exactly what I want!

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  14. I still use the Roberts rose water and totally cant live without it:) Great stuff dear, I alos love the packaging of products! Kissses! xo

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  15. oh i LOVED this post- i never really thought about makeup packaging until now. and how neat that you collect them from the 40s, that really was such a luxuriously feminine time. and i have to admit- if i used any of those above products to primp, i'd feel so much more special doing it :)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  16. oh wow the Aerin powder is So pretty- pretty enough to buy even without the powder in it! I agree that beauty products should be packaged more beautiful!!! I have a gorgeous Limited Edition Mac case from several years ago that is long since used up but I keep it around cause it is so pretty!

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  17. I love the Guerlain lipstick! I used to really enjoy the estee lauder horoscope compacts...I wonder if they still sell those?! xoxo

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  18. Ahh I wish I owned more Guerlain. I am OBSESSED with meteorites and have a few of them but that compact is on my wishlist! And I couldn't live without rosebud salve!

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