Face Paint - The Story of Makeup


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  • Author: Lisa Eldridge
  • 240 pages
  • Hardback cover
  • Illustrated throughout
  • ISBN : 978-1-4197-1796-3


Face Paint -The Story Of Makeup is a lushly illustrated volume covering the entire history of one of the oldest global social practices - applying makeup. From Egyptian and Classical Times up through to the Victorian Age and the Golden Era of Hollywood, author Lisa Eldridge explores the origins of decorating the face and body, the practical and idiosyncratic reasons behind makeup's use, the actual materials employed over generations, the science behind makeup, and the glamorous icons we love to emulate.

An engaging history of style, The Story of Makeup is also a social history of women and the ways in which we can understand their lives through the prism and impact of makeup.Read this book and you'll never look at makeup the same way again!

About the Author: Lisa Eldrigde is one of the most experienced and respected makeup artists in the industry, having made up a long list of celebrities including Emma Watson, Kiera Knightly, Katy Perry and Kate Winslet. She is currently working as the global creative director of Lancôme.

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