Plum, Violet, Purple undertones… My Color Obsession for Fall Makeup

ultra violet 1940s makeup advertisement woman with purple hat and purple flowers in her hair

It isn’t the easiest color to wear, but for Fall I am really into makeup with purple undertones. Violets, lavenders, plums… or even Ruby and Wine. There are lots of options.

These vintage makeup advertisements all feature makeup with a purple undertone. Purple eyeshadows, wine lipsticks, and lavender toned blush. I hope these ads give you a little inspiration for your own vintage makeup this Fall.

Revlon’s 1940s Ultra Violet makeup color

Revlon 1940s Ultra Violet makeup advertisement

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Maybelline 1930s Violet Eyeshadow

Maybelline 1930s makeup advertisement blond hair woman with purple eyeshadow

Sugarplum Lipstick 1970s Fashion Fair

1970 Fashion Fair makeup advertisement black african-american woman with purple makeup

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Revlon 1940s Dark Magenta lipstick and fingernails

1940s Revlon Pink Lightning makeup advertisement blond woman with fur collar and pink dress

1950s Chen Yu Enchanted Lilac lipstick and nailpolish

1950s enchanted Lilav Chen Yu nailpolish and lipstick makeup advertisement

1920s Melba lavender cheek color

Melba 1920s makeup advertisement woman with dark hair and blue eyeslavender background

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1950s Cashmere Bouquet lilac lips

1950s Cashmere Bouquet makeup advertisement woman with dark hair applying powder puff makeup

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  1. I love purple but I’m not sure how to put it on my face without making it look like my boyfriend beat me. I occasionally wear a dark plum eyeshadow that mostly looks brown…?

  2. I am so glad that I found your blog! I am joining a unit of re-enactors from WW2 USO Stateside Operations, and we must dress and style our hair and makeup appropriately for the era. I will be spending most of my day reading your blog! LOL


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Welcome to the Bobby Pin Blog! I am Lauren Rennells and as a hairstylist, makeup artist, writer, and generally artistic over-achiever, the Bobby Pin Blog is my outlet for thoughts and research about vintage hair and makeup trends and how to recreate them today. Thank you for stopping by!

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