The 1950’s Helena Rubinstein palettes

November 23, 2014 @ GlamourDaze

In that glamorous era of the 1950s the idea behind choosing your ‘color type’ was to specifically match your natural hair and complexion colors with your clothes and makeup. Helena Rubinstein frequently waxed lyrical about what she called “Self Harmony!”

If you follow this, you wont just look like a 1950s stereotype, but will emulate the exact beauty technique that women back then followed.

You broke your personal color chart into 3 palettes.
1.The Principle Color palette.
2.The Complimentary palette.
3.The Dramatic contrast palette.

Once you chose your wardrobe – for day wear, evening wear or special occasions- you then created your 1950’s makeup colors to match one of these 3 color charts.


1.The Principle Color palette – burgundy wine reds, purplish reds
2.The Complimentary palette – tropical greens
3.The Dramatic contrast palette – all one color:black,white,blue etc.

Read more and see all the palettes at Glamour Daze


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