Retro Inspired Makeup Products

From overdrawn lips, elegant eyes, loads of powder, long falsies and pale pink hues, vintage make up tricks are definitely making a comeback. Do you remember that time where you were curious about the products in your grandma’s or mom’s vanity? Well, these products are on the scene again. We are here to give you a list of retro inspired makeup products that will not only look good on your vanity but also on your skin. Not all of them are old, but makeup brands used vintage products as an inspiration for their packaging designs. They may look old but their formula are definitely new and useful. So read along and maybe you can fill your carts with these beautiful products.

Retro Inspired Makeup Products

Where to Buy
Rosebud Salve Tin
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars On the Go Palette
Besame Crimson Cream Rogue
Guerlain Meteorlites Pearls Powder
The Balm Eyeshadow Palette
Coty AirSpun Loose Face Powder
Tokyo Milk Lip Balm
Besame Cosmetics Mascara Cake
Benefit Cosmetics Pink Blush


1. Rosebud Salve Tin

This oldie but goodie lip and face balm is the perfect product to make your lips and cheeks have a natural rosy glow. It has a moisturizing formula that will keep your skin hydrated so that you will never have to worry about chapped lips anymore. If you’re looking for a retro lip and face balm, this is the right product for you because Rosebud Salve Tin still has its original packaging since 1892.

2. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

This high end lipstick comes in a classic gold square tube that will add a more vintage look on your retro vanity closet. It also has that perfect ruby red color that can match your 1950’s inspired outfit and make you look like a vintage gal. This highly pigmented lipstick has a satin finish that easily glides on your lips and gives you your desired color even with one swipe.

3. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars On the Go Palette

This palette will make you look like a glamorous film star in a flash. It is a two step pocket palette for your eyes, lips and cheeks. It has a lip to cheek cream polish that has Berryflux Vita, which a magic ingredient that can add moisture to your lips and cheeks by increasing  the dermal and epidermal hyaluronic acid of your skin. It is also highly pigmented which means it will give you a good color pay off with just one swipe. The metallic eyeshadow has a formula that glides and blends easily because of its balanced mixture of waxes and oils. This comes in a gold colored vintage palette that looks like it came out of Holly Golighty’s make up kit.

4. Besame Crimson Cream Rogue

This lip and cheek cream rouge will definitely give you that timeless glow. It is made up of carefully crafted formula with antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E that moisturizes and conditions your skin to give you that natural rosy glow. It is highly pigmented and very lightweight. It will be a good addition to your vintage makeup collection because this comes in a Japanese inspired designed tin can. Something like a beautiful geisha would carry around.

5. Guerlain Meteorlites Pearls Powder

Guerlain Meteorites Revealing Pearls Powder has a light-creating formula that creates a natural glow on your skin. It has a blend of matte, rosy, white, light blue and purple toned pearls that mixes perfectly to give you a color corrected matte finished makeup look. It also has a very nice smell. The packaging looks luxe and pretty that this powder deserves a spot on your vanity cabinet.

6. The Balm Eyeshadow Palette

This palette has twelve beautiful nude toned eyeshadows that will subtly show your sexy side. It has a highly pigmented formula you can apply smoothly. It also blends perfectly with other colors to give you the most gorgeous eyes for your “no makeup” makeup look. You can also pick from a wide range of highlighters and brazen bold shades that you can work with to give your eyes definition and emphasis. It comes in a 1950’s inspired packaging that will look gorgeous on your flat lay photos on Instagram.

7. Coty AirSpun Loose Face Powder

Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder gives you that translucent extra coverage that can hide tiny lines, wrinkles, and blemishes and leave you with a flawless finish. It can be used as a foundation or setting powder for your makeup to stay in place with a matte finish. It has a dermatologically tested formula that is designed to lay flat and evenly on the skin. It comes in a beautifully designed container that looks like it came from your grandma’s vanity closet. It can be easily stored in your drawer or you can carry it around in your makeup kit.

8. Tokyo Milk Lip Balm

This lip balm comes in a very vintage 1900s packaging. This product can do tons to your lips. You just apply a little amount using your fingertips and the effects are amazing. It can cure your chapped lips and keep it hydrated throughout the day. This is perfect to use with your matte lipstick to give you a stunning color payoff without drying your lips. It is lightweight and has a nice smell with a thick consistency that easily blends on your lips.

9. Besame Cosmetics Mascara Cake

Just like a vintage mascara, this product is a dry cake mascara which means you will have to use a little bit of water before applying it on your eyelashes. This can also be used to fill in your brows or as an eyeliner. This product will give you that vintage film actress look. You can wear this all day without smudging or clumping. It comes with a brush that enables to apply the mascara cake with better depth and definition. It can be removed by washing with water.

10. Benefit Cosmetics Pink Blush

This gorgeously packed blush will make you channel the inner hippie in you. It has bright pink with shimmering gold colors that blends perfectly when applied to your cheeks. It has a formula that is perfect for all skin colors. It has a pigmented formula that you can easily blend to give you that warm California sunshine glow. It even smells like pink grapefruit and vanilla.

These are the products that we can suggest to give you and your vanity cabinet a vintage and classic look. We hope that we helped you in finding the right products to help make you look like a glamorous actress!