Angel Face

I love researching vintage hair and makeup looks, especially in product advertisements.  It’s amazing to see how packaging has evolved, the trends and gimmicks that were popular at one time, and also to see how colors reappear in cycles just like the rest of fashion.

This 1960’s ad for Pond’s Angel Face cosmetics has two really interesting things going on.   Mainly, that the ad suggests a woman should change her complexion to go with her outfit.   Second, in the microscopic copy, it says that this is the “only compact makeup with cosmetic silicones”- fascinating!  Nowadays we are used to silicone being in almost everything, but this was 50 years ago!

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