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

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

by Madeleine Marsh


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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. In this fascinating book, vintage accessories’ expert, Madeleine Marsh, discusses just what makes compacts so desirable and reveals their hidden secrets from cameras to cigarettes. Madeleine shows what to buy and where, what to spot when buying and how to make the most of your compacts, vintage cosmetics or beauty accessories.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473822948
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 10/19/2014
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 911,852
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 The Foundation of Make-up: Beauty in the Ancient World 12

Chapter 2 Unpainted Ladies: Beauty in the Victorian Age 17

Chapter 3 Actresses, Mistresses and Suffragettes: Beauty in the Belle Epoque (1890-1914) 36

Chapter 4 Put on a Pretty Face: Beauty in the 1920s 57

Chapter 5 Hooray for Holly wood: Beauty in the 1930s 81

Chapter 6 On the Art Deco Dressing Table: Make-up Comes of Age 94

Chapter 7 War Paint: Beauty during World War II 121

Chapter 8 Immaculate Grooming: Beauty in the 1940s and 1950s 137

Chapter 9 Swinging Make-up: Beauty in the 1960s 169

Chapter 10 Glam Men and Hairy Women: Beauty in the 1970s 187

Chapter 11 Material Girls and Boys: Beauty in the 1980s 206

Chapter 12 Bling, Botox or the Burqa? Beauty at the Dawn of the new Millennium 216

Appendix: Buying Beauty: Collecting Compacts and Cosmetics 231

Bibliography 241

Index 243

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