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Face Paint : The Story of Makeup - Lisa Eldridge

Face Paint

The Story of Makeup

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2015
ISBN: 9781419717963
Number Of Pages: 240

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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 makeup’s use, the actual materials employed over generations, and the glamorous icons that people emulate and how they achieved their effects. An engaging history of style, 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.

About the Author

Lisa Eldridge is a London-based professional makeup artist who has developed a huge online following with her award-winning website, Lisaeldridge.com. She has worked with many of the world's top fashion photographers and on the faces of the biggest stars and models. Eldridge is currently Global Makeup Creative Director for Lancome and has also held Global Creative Director, Developmental, and Ambassador roles at Shiseido, Chanel, and Boots.

Industry Reviews

"Face Paint delves into the history of makeup, with glossy pictures to match . . . the book's cover is striking."--New York Post

Favorite coffee table book


Even my husband found this book to be full of interesting tidbits and beautiful illustrations. History buffs would especially enjoy!

Melbourne Australia


Makeup history beautifully presented


A fantastic intro book to add to your makeup collection to learn about the history of cosmetics & trends.



Beautiful and Brainy


A really great read for anyone interested in the history and culture of women and cosmetics.

North Coast NSW



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ISBN: 9781419717963
ISBN-10: 1419717960
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st September 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.85 x 24.77  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.09

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