These Images of Vintage Makeup Products Will Blow Your Mind

Amanda Montell

Think about how different makeup looked in the 1990s. Certainly the styles were very different (pencil-thin brows, body glitter, etc.), but thinking back, the products themselves also looked like they were from another universe. Remember the glitter, bright colors, and over-the-top fonts that littered every label, from Lancôme Juicy Tubes to L.A. Looks Styling Gel? What about the inconceivably harsh formulas of Sea Breeze and Sun In? The '90s were a special time.

If beauty formulas and packaging were that different 20 years ago, imagine how much they must have changed over the past century. What were the Juicy Tubes of 1925? Our curiosity peaked, so we went on a research bender to find the following makeup products, which date as far back as the 1800s. Curious to see what lipstick and mascara looked like 100 years ago? Keep scrolling to see 10 riveting images of vintage makeup products.

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