Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Favorites - Vintage Beauty Hacks! Elizabeth's "Beauty on a Budget" Featurette

Hooray for Friday! Today I have for you five of my favorite "Beauty on a Budget" featurette pages -- all themed around beauty regimens that are natural, practical, and inexpensive. Since most readers were teenagers with (most likely) limited money for beauty products, it makes sense that these would have been in the pages of the romance comics. What makes them so applicable today is that they discuss using natural items found in one's house and kitchen to create beauty products; perfect for those on a budget and watching their commercial and chemical consumption. All of these featurettes were illustrated by Elizabeth Berube, one of only a few women to work on the romance comics of the 1960s and '70s. She is also a favorite 'round these parts! Enjoy these decadent pieces of eye candy, and be sure to click to enlarge. 

Young Romance #170
(February/March 1971)

Young Love #121
(October 1976)

 Young Romance #166
(June/July 1970)

Falling in Love #119
(November 1970)

 Young Love #119
(December 1975/January 1976)

Have a wonderful and restful weekend! If you try any of these beauty tips, be sure to let us know in the comments! And if you haven't already, be sure to sign up for the Sequential Crush newsletter email list to get updates and other romance comic book goodness!


  1. As usual, I just want to say thanks for posting more of this wonderful art by Berube. Love it!

    1. You are so welcome, Edo! :) I always love finding more of Elizabeth's work!