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Cosmetics That Woulda Made Dorothy Parker Proud

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Long before the advent of strawberry-flavored cocaine and the Cosmopolitan cocktail, women were enjoying other adventures in mixing fun flavors with mood-altering substances. According to this news item taken from an old issue of Popular Science, the cosmetics-minded, booze-drinking women of America were painting their lips with lipcolors in flavors of Champagne and Jesus Juice. (And for those with black belts in alcoholism... rye!). Full article after the jump.

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The funny part is that each of the women in that photo is probably in her early twenties, possibly late teens. Young women wanted to look more mature back then, and that dark lipstick and severe hair certainly did the job. Not that we need to go back to those days, but it drives me crazy to see actresses today in their late twenties who don't seem to know how to wear a real dress, or comb their hair.