Check out these sweet little lipstick mirrors, and the vintage card they were on. It still had the 29 cent price tag from Woolworth's! What a clever idea. These tiny mirrors clamp around a tube of lipstick, and are just big enough for you to see yourself while applying a dazzling shade of crimson. After fixing your makeup, you can grab your hat and dash off to your secret rendezvous!
I remember watching my mom put on lipstick, she would apply it, carefully following the contours of her lips and then blot on a tissue if it was too dark. Her final touch was to give herself (and me) a spritz of perfume.