Compacts and Cosmetics: Beauty from Victorian Times to the Present Day -

Compacts and Cosmetics: Beauty from Victorian Times to the Present Day

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From Victorian Times to the Present Day. Cosmetics have been used to increase attraction since Ancient times whilst Compacts have been a symbol of love for generations but especially since the 1920s. 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. AUTHOR: Madeleine Marsh is renowned for her quirky style as well as expertise which has seen her star in several TV series, including 20th Century Roadshow and write several best-selling books for Miller's. Madeleine is passionate about vintage clothes and accessories, not just for collecting but wearing and using. This is the first in her series on Women with Style. The next book in the series will be Women's Hats. 150 colour photographs

Product code: 9781473822948

ISBN 9781473822948
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H246xW172
No. Of Pages 256
Social history of women's romance with compacts and cosmetics. Asks why compacts were one of the few acceptable gifts from potential partners. Includes top makes and designers, plus vintage advertising, museums, specialist dealers and auctions.