Colourful Look using my 50 year old vintage makeup : )


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Here’s another make-up look using my original Biba make-up from the early 70’s. This time I’m using the limited edition “Birds of Paradise” collection, but rather than creating a totally period look I’m using the bright oranges, lime greens and yellows in a more modern way. I’m doing a rounder eye shape and higher blush as a nod to the period, but I am applying the make-up to create a more contemporary look.

I hope you enjoy it! Would love to hear your comments and thoughts x

Lisa Eldridge X

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  1. I collect vintage and antique vanity sets and makeup as well! It makes me happy and I enjoy it. But you're right, it is prudent to not use old makeup as rule of thumb. While vintage cosmetics are reasonably easy to locate when you know where to look, it's hard to stop yourself from giving them a go just for fun. But, the ingredients over time can and have broken down into other chemicals / compounds that can actually be dangerous, and if opened at all even for photos such as on ebay, they even cause infections which can lead to anything from acne to sepsis to Necrotizing fasciitis. How do I know? My husband is a medical doctor and he's seen cases of skin infections caused by BACTERIA from situations of the skin. (He has a patient currently whose face is something like Freddy Kruger horror movie due to Necrotizing fasciitis.)

    Cosmetics, especially vintage, the older they are, are breeding grounds for bacteria and while one may scrape off that outer layer and sanitize, that bacteria has been breeding for several decades, and is all through the product – not just exclusive to that outer layer. If one is going to use VTG cosmetics please consider:

    1. Do ensure you have ZERO acne lesions, pimples, whiteheads or spots of any variety on or near the application site.
    2. DO attempt to sanitize your skin and the product it's self both before and after use.
    3. DO NOT apply said products near or on areas where skin is sensitive.
    4. Do not use VTG products at all if your immune system is at all compromised.
    5. Do not use if you're currently using a topical which causes skin thinning or sensitivity such as a tretinoin or retinoid or at all if you are currently using Accutane.
    6. Do not exfoliate your skin prior to using VTG cosmetics. This sloughing can open skin to infection more readily.
    7. Remember that even "new old stock" or "sealed new vintage" cosmetics are still compromised due to age and breakdown of said seal quality over time.
    8. If you're going to play with VTG cosmetics, test an area on your skin first, like a patch test to gauge allergic reaction. Again, this is because of the breakdown of the ingredients in the product it's self. 24 to 48 hours is recommended. Apply some, leave it on a short while and remove and watch the area for possible reaction. This doesn't rule out the possibility of reaction or infection, however it does sometimes prevent one from experiencing an entire facial reaction with a patch test.

  2. I loved this look yet i wasn't a fan of the green with the copper, it added a coldness when this look is warm, I think a metallic or a matte gold would look good or even a yellow toned pearl shade, altogether it made a lovely look for red heads and I will try this.

  3. If i saw this model bare-faced in the street, she'd no doubt stop me in my tracks. She's gorgeous.
    Also, I just love this series of videos and I'm glad I found them on your channel! It's so interesting and lovely.

  4. Lisa, would you be interested in re-creating this look with currently available products? I wonder what would be a dupe for the yellow toned peachy blush, as many of the peachy ones today all seem to be on the coral side instead of yellow

  5. This is so fantastic…!Why are the currently marketed pigments so much less riche than these? I have similar colouring to Claudia, & would love to find colours with such ease of application & blending. I noticed that other commenters here have spoken of the problems of the current models of makeup for their deep skin, & how much better makeup like the above demonstrated would be for them. I can say the same from the opposite direction : Due to my very pale & very thin skin, I easily injure, bruise, stretch, & wash out, from the usual items made for eyes — so much so, in fact, that I often use lip products as eyeliners & eyeshadows when on my own as opposed to a photoshoot, during which I often have pain on the job due to the fragility of my skin & the amount of manoeuvring required to get the makeup to work on me.
    For the sake of the darkest & lightest of us alike : Bring back these classic pigments vibrantes!

  6. I would absolutely love to see you do these looks with the tools they had to use back then, just to get the feeling of how they created their looks without all of the luxury we have today.


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