Q:What advice would you give to someone who wants to start a vintage make up collection but has no idea how to go about it? For example, what kind of make up should you look for? Should it always be intact or should you buy heavily used products depending on their value? Let me know anything else I should keep in mind, and thank you!
Unused products in the original boxes are definitely more valuable than used products but you shouldn’t be too concerned with this when you’re just starting out, now is the time to discover what you like. Collect whatever interests you! Browse eBay, your local flea market, antique shops and buy things that you want to look at. As you collect and search for vintage compacts and makeup, you’ll learn what brands/products you prefer. Just have fun!
I recommend getting the book Collector’s Encyclopedia of Compacts, Carryalls and Face Powder Boxes: Carryalls and Face Powder Boxes by Laura M. Mueller, it will help you identify and date your finds.
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