The Compacts and Cosmetics : Beauty from Victorian Times to the Present Day Paperback / softback
This fascinating book explores the history of makeup and beauty from lipstick to leg shaving. Madeleine Marsh chronicles the development of cosmetics from a secret shame in the 19th century, to a handbag essential in the 20th. She tells the stories behind famous brands; explores the role of makeup in peace and war - showing how our daily beauty rituals reflect the changing roles of women across the decades.
This lavishly illustrated history also provides a guide to collecting vintage compacts and cosmetics - revealing the old makeup that you shouldn't throw away.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages, 150 colour photos
- Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/07/2014
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9781473822948