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TikTok User Showcases The Forgotten Beauty Of Vintage Makeup Products

Brittany Rae

Vintage makeup just hits different.

From packaging, to pigment, to quality, vintage makeup is a delight to explore. TikTok user @myvintagevanity (aka Melanie) agrees — that's why she began documenting her incredible vintage makeup collection!

You just have to see some of the pieces she has. Let's do this!

Her first video was about a small compact.

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This compact had hand painted elements and was actually made of metal! I can imagine using a metal compact. It would be so luxurious, you know?

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Vintage compacts were actually better at sustainability, too.

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Each part of the compact — which featured a blush stain and powder — could be removed and replaced! That's much better than just throwing out a plastic compact when you hit pan on it.

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This amazing spike compact is almost 100 years old.

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It's hard to believe that makeup that old still exists these days! It's not usable, of course, but the fact that the packaging stood the test of time is amazing.

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It had lots of little hidden compartments, too.

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This has a larger space for powder, and then a smaller piece for a coral-toned lipstick! That color is absolutely stunning, and it's almost a shame it can't be used now.

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This compact blew me away.

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Hailing from the 1950s, this gorgeous fan compact features a mural of forget-me-nots on the front! I would totally carry this around now, it's too pretty to just leave in a drawer.

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It features a large mirror, too!

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It seems like brands these days question whether we even need mirrors with our palettes, which is just ridiculous (looking at you, ColourPop). This one has a gorgeous mirror and a compartment for powder!

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Believe it or not, this triangle compact is a Fabergé design.

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This is called the "Tigress" compact, and features cream powder inside. The metal compact is embossed with gorgeous strips, too! I can't believe Fabergé used to make compacts, I had no idea!

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This gorgeous purple compact came from the '60s.

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It's from a brand called Stratton, and was never used! The purple lid is so chic and so timeless. I really wish we still had makeup packaging like this.

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So, how does she do it, and where does she find these treasures?

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Melanie hits up a few different sites for her compacts, like Etsy, eBay, and Poshmark. She also visits vintage stores. I think estate sales would be another great place to start building your own collection!

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