Face Paint: The Story of Makeup

Face Paint: The Story of Makeup Author Lisa Eldridge
ISBN-10 1419717960
ISBN-13 9781419717963
Year 2015-10-13
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
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New York Times Bestseller Makeup as we know it has only been commercially available in the last 100 years but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices In Face Paint Lisa Eldridge reveals the entire history of the art form from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood and also surveys the cutting edge makeup science of today and tomorrow Face Paint explores the practical and idiosyncratic reasons behind makeups use the actual materials employed over generations and the glamorous icons that people emulate it is also a social history of women and the ways in which we can understand their lives through the prism and impact of makeup

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