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Sharon Tate’s Eye Make-Up Products

In November 2018, the Hollywood auction house Julien’s Auctions will present an important event: many personal belongings of the American actress Sharon Tate will be auctioned. One of the most promising stars of the 1960s, Tate had a taste for refined and trendy clothes and a unique make-up style. This year marks the 50th anniversary of her brutal death by the hand of the infamous Charles Manson’s Family.

maybellineeyebrowpencil_bornunicornThe auction will include some of the make-up items she used, among which Revlon black and white eye pencils, a Maybelline eyebrow pencil. The Aida de Leon gold tube was probably a mascara. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find any information about this brand: it would have been interesting to know more about it. I think it was a brand of professional make-up for theatre and cinema.

helenarubinsteinlonglashmascara_bornunicornThe other gold tube contains Helena Rubinstein Long-Lash mascara.

I love seeing Sharon applying her make-up. With a thin brush she drew a line in her eye sockets, so as to give depth and achieve a dramatic effect.

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Postcards from the Edge (1990)

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revlonvintagelipstick_bornunicornWhen Doris Mann (Shirley MacLaine) has a car accident and is hospitalized, her daughter Suzanne (Meryl Streep) puts on her make-up. The peach lipstick she uses is by Revlon and matches her mother’s nail polish.

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revlontouchandglowmoisturizingpowderreviewandswatches3The compact Doris uses while putting on some black eye pencil is by Revlon again. It’s made of black plastic with square edges; originally used for the Love Pat pressed powder, it’s now used for the Touch and Glow moisturizing powder. Judging from the three gold lines on the eye pencil, I think it’s another Revlon product.

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