The Compacts and Cosmetics : Beauty from Victorian Times to the Present Day, Paperback Book

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

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 150 colour photos
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781473822948

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