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Classical Beauty The History of Makeup is a wonderful volume of various trends in history of prettying oneself up. The social, economic, and political climate of the time of various trends discussed played heavily into this timeline of beauty. Over 430 colorful images reference each period of history adeptly. It is informative, fun, and visually pleasurable to take this journey. Trends in BC Egypt and early makeup pigments are discussed.
Makeup trends from the 1920s to today are at length discussed. Legendary beauties like Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Kate Moss, Christie Brinkley, Twiggy, and Audrey Hepburn appear in this book. Their influence on culture is detailed. Profiles of cosmetic and toiletry designers, vintage and contemporary ads, makeup application guides, and makeup color palettes pertaining to each decade are concise and eye catching. I highly recommend this volume to any makeup artist, cosmetologist, teacher, student, and makeup consumers. To understand the present well it is important to examine the past. And there are plenty of looks that would be fun to borrow from the past. What goes around comes around right...
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