Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Maybelline coins the word Ultra for Beauty.

"Ultra Brow Brush-On is the Secretthe ad read in 1965, and a new word for Beautiful was coined by Maybelline.

The Ultra Girl takes the place of the IT Girl, in 1965


Here I am on the left with my sister Donna,
 the Ultra Saffrons.

With my best friend Pearl.  Senior's in High School and me with dreams of becoming a Maybelline Model.

So when I graduated I drove my blue and white hard top 57 Chevy straight up to Unk-Ile's and asked him point blank if I could be a Maybelline Model.  He said I certainely had the the eyes, the personality,
and the talent, but, that if he let me have such a special position it would cause jealousy with the rest of the girls in the family.  "But, Sharrie," he said, "if you go to college and get a degree in Marketing I will open every door for you!"


Did I take my great uncle's advise, knowing he had the power to take me straight to the top of the ad game?  What do you think?  What would you have done? 


If you want the full story please get your copy of
The Maybelline Story today and find out if I made the right decision or not.

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