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The Face Makeup Kits

Filed under: General,I Love Makeup! — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

The Face Makeup KitsThese makeup kits from the company called Imagineering, were really popular when I was a kid. They were first released in 1979, but they were in stores for a LONG time. I remember something very similar just last Halloween, actually. It’s surprising to remember that at one time, these things were NEW. They were makeup kits that came with a thin plastic face that glued on and then you put makeup on it and your real face to blend it in.

When it comes to a Halloween party, it’s best to go rather simply with the makeup and special effects. Eating food and drinking drinks can make the best makeup jobs looks silly. Whenever I choose a costume, I always make sure that I don’t have too much on my face. I want to be able to see, talk and eat.

You’d think that it would limit my costume choices, but it hasn’t yet.

Photo via: Plaid Stallions : Rambling and Reflections on 70’s pop culture: Imagineering Introduces the Face



  1. I have three of these (Werewolf, Ape, Pig-man), still in their boxes, that I bought in junior high in the early 80s. I just broke them out to show to my kids, and it’s amazing how cool they still look. Maybe when their little heads get bigger they can take them out for a spin on Halloween. :)

    Comment by mde — 10/17/2009 @ 3:25 pm

  2. Are they still making these? THEY WERE EXCELLENT!!! I had the “Cat” face one and my boyfriend had the “Alien” face. We had the best time because we were able to eat, talk and just have a blast. WHERE ARE YOU, IMAGINEERING????

    Comment by Anne — 10/29/2009 @ 7:28 am

  3. YES! I was the werewolf from this in 81 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheshirecat666/3940767229/

    Comment by Bryan — 3/29/2012 @ 9:44 am

  4. I went out as the “Incredible Melting Man” my mom bought the makeup kit by Imagineering when I was a kid. I remember putting a swim cap on my head. Then We glued some cotton balls all over my face and head. Finally we pored some kind of goo (of several colors) over the cotton. When it dried the cotton had a drippy look and the multi layers of colors was amazing. Does anyone know how to make that goo? I’d love to make this costume again, but I have no idea how. I agree with the above statement. WHERE ARE YOU IMAGINEERING??? Dave

    Comment by Dave — 6/20/2012 @ 10:34 pm

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