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This fancy mascara/”hair food,” first manufactured in 1912, was mostly made of petrolatum, a kind of vaseline, hence the suffix “een,” according to The Trade-Mark Reporter (1921). The Maybell Company of Chicago - which later become Maybelline - put out an imitation of Lashneen called Lash-Brow-Ine or Lashbrow. Lashbrow came two versions, Natural Growth and  Dark Growth. The latter was a mixture of charcoal and vaseline. See here for more of the history of the Maybell Company, and more advertisements.

This fancy mascara/”hair food,” first manufactured in 1912, was mostly made of petrolatum, a kind of vaseline, hence the suffix “een,” according to The Trade-Mark Reporter (1921). The Maybell Company of Chicago - which later become Maybelline - put out an imitation of Lashneen called Lash-Brow-Ine or Lashbrow. Lashbrow came two versions, Natural Growth and  Dark Growth. The latter was a mixture of charcoal and vaseline. See here for more of the history of the Maybell Company, and more advertisements.

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