1960s compact

Vintage outfits beg for the exact vintage detail. A glimpse of a modern mirror, or a vibrant 2013 cased lippy could ruin your timeless illusion. If you want to sacrifice ever last iota of modernity at the alter of the vintage gods then you?ll need to get your well-manicured hands on some fabulous vintage makeup accessories. Here are some of our favourites to get your juices going:

A feminine 1950s Compact

vintage compact

such as 1950s Vintage Compact in Mother of Pearl with Hand Painted Flowers

This adorable compact is perfect for girly girls who have fully embraced the femininity of the 1950s. Integrating an item like this into your look is a fabulous way of keeping up appearances, maintaining your vintage visage and adding a touch of glamour to your makeup touch ups. Pretty 1950s style compacts are great for daywear to team with your favourite tea length gown.

A glamorous 1960s Compact

1960s compact

such as this 1960s compact by Avon Gold

For less feminine girls or those of us who favour the 1960s this more minimalist compact in a stunning shade of gold is ideal. The glamorous casing make it perfect for evening wear, and the great quality that it?s in make it even more appealing. This 1960s compact from Avon Gold comes complete with the pale pink powder to add a real taste of authenticity to your look.

A vintage powder brush


such as this vintage boxed powder brush by Max Factor.

Not only does it look the part, but a vintage brush will evenly apply your face powder in such a way as will look velvety smooth and very much in keeping with the coveted era. The soft bristles and the curved handle of this item aid in application and will really help to complete your look.

A vintage vanity set

Vanity set

such as this oriental design vanity set in coral

A vintage vanity set is a fabulous way of paying attention to detail. They don?t make them like this anymore, so if you really want to look the part you can only go vintage. This sweet little coral coloured set with its unusual oriental design details is the perfect vanity set for any vintage lover. It comes with 4 tools and the hand-painted design adds an unusual element to it all.

A Complete Makeup Kit

makeup kit

such as this adorable set by Klik.

If you shop around you should be able to find a complete makeup kit, this is the best way to be authentically vintage and conveniently keeps all your mobile beauty supplies in one place. This kit by Klik was cleverly designed to look like a camera, it holds a comb, gold compact with mirror and powder puff, a perfume atomiser and a red lipstick. This would look amazing on your dressing table as well as being a lovely portable makeup kit to ensure you always look flawlessly fabulous.

Author bio: This vintage makeup accessories article was brought to you by Mela Mela Vintage. Mela Mela Vintage is a vintage boutique located in Teddington, Southwest London. Mela Mela has a wonderful array of original vintage dresses as well as some breathtaking vintage jewellery.