Of all of the K-holes to fall into on the internet, vintage makeup is probably the most dignified. It's a door to all the glamour and exclusivity you feel is missing from your life at the moment (although a Saks card can bring all of that back real fast). Estée Lauder’s work in the 1940s is the tip and most beautiful point of this iceberg. The ads speak to a worldly woman in an era where air travel was reserved mostly for the birds. The packaging is stately. It could be holding healing waters, virgin tears, or whatever it is we used to use to keep our skin supple and young. (Now, it's things like resveratrol.) If only it still looked like this! Petition to bring it back, anyone? Let us know where to sign.
Images courtesy of Estée Lauder.
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