Texarkana Fashions in the 1920s
Mildred Edwards, 1971
Cosmetics in the 1920s
"…During this time [the 1920s], cosmetics changed. Our complexions were white, just dead white. And Three Flowers Powder came out with a permanent powder. You'd put it on in the morning and you couldn't even wash it off at night. It had a white lead basis [sic] and all of us had skin problems as a result of it. We had a permanent lipstick, those of us who were permitted to use lipstick. Our families frowned on it. But you know how girls are. It was Tangee. It also has an indelible base that turned your mouth inside-out and sent you to a skin doctor. So you couldn't be glamorous for being sick from trying all the new things that came out."