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Va-Voom Vintage: 1940's Beauty: The Best Colors for Your Type

The wedding gown worn in 1774 by Princess Edwige Elizabeth Charlotte Holstein-Gottorp, who would become Queen of Sweden. Church aisles must have been wider back in those days!

The coronation lipstick: Evron by Paul Duval. 1953. To mark Queen Elizabeth II coronation in 1953

"Most women lead double lives these day...PERSONALITY ONE is the busy war worker with nails never shockingly long, but flawlessly groomed...PERSONALITY TWO appears as the lovely companion to her man...Revlon salutes the women of America" 1942 Ad WWII Personality One Two Revlon Lipstick Polish

Max Factor Cosmetics featuring Rita Hayworth, 1943

Elizabeth Taylor for Max Factor lipstick, 1951.