1946 magazines

Make-up mistakes from 1946

The May 1946 issue of The Homemaker identifies a number of ways women misuse makeup. Not only does the article have good tips, it’s hilarious because it’s written SO SERIOUSLY. “Women today have been made well aware that they cannot do without cosmetics, but many have still to learn how to do the most with them. If this mass beauty suicide has never made you flinch, it may mean that you’ve been equally blind to your own mistakes.” Heavy.


Oddly, the writer calls eyeshadow “eyebrow shadow.” As well as “one of your sculptor’s tools.” Overblown writing style aside, there are some interesting tips here worth investigating. Enjoy.