Doll Face Mirror Lipsticks by Max Factor

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Ever wonder the real inspiration for vintage TNT mod Barbie's little paper handmirrors with the painted lady faces? Turns out they were marketed by Max Factor, as shown in this advertisement from a SEVENTEEN magazine with Twiggy on the cover. Can you guess the date/issue???

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  1. MyLifeInPlastic.com 70 months ago | reply

    Original Barbie Mirrors:

  2. Pristine*Belle 70 months ago | reply

    Wow, I have no idea nor do I think I have any means to know but WOW on this info. Super cute and rather unexpected.

  3. Big Red Angel 70 months ago | reply

    Love this ad. Thanks for posting the shot :-)

  4. listentothebirdy 70 months ago | reply

    i wish i knew the date - i'd guess 1966 sometime ... whenever it was they are adorable and what a great idea, certainly worth 'borrowing' :)

  5. fluffythek 70 months ago | reply

    Human-sized clothes hangers and other accessories with similar faces were also sold during the mid-60s. The hanger "faces" were shaped like those in the ad but had a hanging hook that folded down behind the head, and "shoulders" that you could hang an outfit on.

  6. vintagemimosa 70 months ago | reply

    Wow. And this was before the mirror? What a surprise from Mattel....

  7. Isle of Lucy 40 months ago | reply

    Wow! I found one of those mirrors recently. It didn't have the coordinating lipstick tube. I wish I had both pieces.

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