It was 1969. The year Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. Woodstock the iconic Music Festival dubbed as “a weekend in the country” intended for 100,000 swelled to over 350,000. The Beatles made their last public performance. Sesame Street made it’s debut on PBS. Bell bottom jeans and tie-dyed shirts were all the rage. Canadian beauty company Caryl Baker Visage was born at a time when the western world was witnessing a historic change of power for women as they began to challenge society’s perspective on what it meant to be a “domesticated woman”.
Co-founder Caryl Baker was a makeup artist, fashion model and teacher. Through her experience in the industry she wanted to create a line of cosmetics that not only met the demands of an actress or model but also appeal to women everyday and in those in the working world. She wanted to give women the options and confidence by giving them tools to make their own decisions. Baker literally removed barriers right at the beauty counter for a more approachable customer experience.
By 1973, Baker personally trained more than 250 make up artists who then represented her line and by 1974, she opened her first public salon. She then expanded to include face-spas offering treatments. The demand was high which prompted her to expand the business and today Caryl Baker Visage franchises continue to pop up in convenient locations.
Through the 2000s, Carol Baker was recognized by Profit Magazine as one of the Top 100 Women Business Owners, Ivey/WXN listed Caryl Baker as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in Business, and Consumer’s Choice awarded her Business Excellence.
To commemorate this milestone year, the company has introduces 1969, the 50th Anniversary Cosmetic Collection by Caryl Baker Visage. The limited edition line features a range of new beauty products including eye shadow, blush, lipstick and lip lacquer shades. In addition, a new hoard-worthy waterline liner just in time for Spring!
See the full 1969 Collection here at carylbakervisage.com
Our friends at Caryl Baker Visage has provided us with a selection of the new 1969 line and we are very excited to give it away to one of our lucky readers!
Prize valued at $120 Canadian