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Make-up guide: how to re-create a Forties look

Creating a vintage face is a definite art form, and getting just the right look takes practice and care.  Amanda Newsum from Jitterbug Doll is often asked about her favorite make-up products and...
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Fashion video: 50s glasses

Check out this fab video from 1955 on how glasses can be fashionable and glamorous, plus tips on choosing the right pair of specs in terms of frame colour and shape for a woman's face. The suggested pairs are...
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Iconic hair styles: the beehive

Vidal Sassoon's precision cuts aside, the beehive has to be the most famous hair do to emerge from the Sixties. But where did it originate and what actually is a beehive? The up-do was developed in 1960 by...
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Is this the best 20s make-up tutorial on YouTube?

There are plenty of Twenties make-up videos on YouTube, but few are historically accurate. If you're looking for the real deal, with plenty of historical references and details thrown in as extra info, check...
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Video how-to: 1930s eyebrows

Have you ever wondered how to draw the perfect late Thirties eye brows? If so this British Pathe Hollywood Eyebrows Makeup Tutorial from 1938, taken from the original British Pathe newsreel "Beautifying! Where...
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Video guide: Diana Dors inspired pin-curl set

Fifties pin-up and actor Diana Dors was not only known for her bombshell looks and real acting talent but also her gorgeously set blonde locks. Here's a great video tutorial showing you how to set your hair...
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Thirties make-up tutorial

Need help making the best out of your facial features with a little make-up? Then check out this short 1936 make-up video tutorial 'Secrets of Make-up', which shows how to get the best cupids bow lips and...
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Getting ready for a night out – the 1940s way

What do you do when you get ready for a night out? Do you get ready in front of your dressing table, putting on your shapewear? Checkecking your make-up? This fab video shows a young woman get ready for a...
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What was a 1930s beauty salon like?

If you've ever wondered how women in the Thirties got their beautiful wave sets, then watch this amazing video. It shows a beauty salon in 1934 detailing how hair was permed and set - a very lengthy process by...