Madeleine Marsh

Compacts and Cosmetics

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A delightfully illustrated history of makeup and the beauty business.
Cosmetics go all the way back to ancient times. In this book, an expert in vintage accessories tells the story of beauty products from the nineteenth century to the present, revealing how both makeup and the women who wear it have changed.
Madeleine Marsh also delves into the subject of compacts, which have been a symbol of love for generations and are often beautiful works of art in themselves, worthy of collecting. And in addition to fascinating historical facts and gorgeous illustrations, she shares tips on 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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437 printed pages
Original publication



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