Hello lovelies, today I will be talking about Lucille Ball and her favorite beauty products that you can still buy today.
Lucille Ball was born on August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989, was an American actress, comedian, model, entertainment studio executive, and producer. She was the star of the self-produced sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy, and Life with Lucy, as well as comedy television specials aired under the title The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.
Lucille Ball wore Florida Water, Chanel No. 5 and White Shoulders
Florida Water is an American version of Eau de Cologne or Cologne Water. It has the same citrus basis as Cologne Water, but shifts the emphasis to sweet orange(rather than the lemon and neroli of the original Cologne Water), and adds spicy notes including lavender and clove. The name refers to the fabled Fountain of Youth, which was said to be located in Florida, as well as the “flowery” nature of the scent.
Introduced in 1808, Florida Water was an established commodity in American perfumery shops as early as the 1830s and was considered a drugstore staple by the 1850s. Although a generic product, it came to be typified by the original and oft-imitated company of Robert J. Murray and David T.
It is said that Lucille Balls’ last words were “My Florida water,” in response to being asked, “Is there anything you want?
Chanel No. 5 was the first perfume launched by French couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The scented formula for the fragrance was compounded by French-Russian chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux. The design of its bottle has been an essential part of the product’s allure. Released: 5 May 1921 Type: Floral-aldehydic feminine, delicate fragrance.
LUCILLE BALL OWNED AND USED WHITE SHOULDERS PERFUMED BATH POWDER AND POWER PUFF
White Shoulders was first introduced in 1943 under the house brand, Hartnell Perfumes. … When it became apparent that their third fragrance, White Shoulders, had great potential, Felice and Hartnell were bought out, and the house brand name changed, at first to Lady Evyan and then simply Evyan.
Several vintage Lux soap advertisements are featuring Lucille Ball, so there is a chance she used the soap.
The brand was founded by the firm Lever Brothers, now known as Unilever, in 1899. The name changed from “Sunlight Flakes” to “Lux” in 1900, a Latin word for “light” and suggestive of “luxury.” Lux toilet soap was launched in the United States in 1925 and the United Kingdom in 1928.
At the Max Factor Museum in Hollywood, you can see Lucille Balls Dressing table and all of the Max Factor products that she used.
Max Factor. Max Factor, original name Max Faktor, (born 1877, Łódź, Pol., Russian Empire—died Aug. 30, 1938, Beverly Hills, Calif., U.S.), dean of Hollywood makeup experts. He was a pioneer in developing makeup specifically for motion-picture actors and was given a special Academy Award in 1928 for his achievements.