Love's a Little Color, Beachy

Menley & James Laboratories, the proprietary drug 105 division of Smith Kline & French produced the “Love” line of cosmetics from 1969 through 1980. This product, Love’s “A Little Cover” makeup, claimed to add “just an all-over color glow” while letting “your skin shine through.” Love was propelled to popularity through the advertising campaign of Wells, Rich, Green. Love products sought to appeal to young women who were style leaders and trendsetters. The tagline “This is the way Love is in 1969” was intended to appeal to a new generation of consumers, and the product name and package design reflected the youth culture of the 1970s.
Object Name
Menley and James
overall, box: 4 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
American Enterprise
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Make-up
Beauty and Health
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Make-up
American Enterprise
Beauty and Health
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Robert J. Locurto
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