In the fashion arena, the retro aesthetic is going strong for a decade now. As for beauty? Not so much. Majority of the most popular cosmetic brands today sport a minimalist look. Sans serif letters, clean lines and single-toned packaging — everything is very sleek and modern. But there's a good chance that that's about to change. Like any other trend, when we get exposed to a certain aesthetic too much, we are inclined to crave the opposite. These days, we're spotting the resurgence of the glam retro look in makeup items. From the classic cake mascara to vintage punk packaging, here are the best vintage-inspired beauty products on the market.
Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder
Kickstarting this list is a beauty product that doesn't just have a new vintage-inspired look but is a vintage product in itself. The Coty Airspun has been around since the 1930s and was used by actresses during the golden age of Hollywood to keep their skin looking matte on camera. In the modern era, variants of the product are now produced to accommodate those who want some colour in their loose powder. If it's up to us, though, we'd love to have that original, classic tin can packaging back.
Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Powder Pearls
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Whether we saw it in a retro movie or from our grandmother's vanity kit, we've always had a faint memory of the puff and powder combo with the little 'pearls' inside the metallic can. It looks really classy and antique! While you'll find it a challenge to buy one off the shelves in a nearby store today, the aesthetic is not lost. For one, there's Guerlain's Météorites Illuminating Powder Pearls that can serve both as a highlighter and a setting powder. It's a packaging that's meant to be displayed.