Classic Beauty : Makeup Through The Years

A new book showcases the history of cosmetics.

By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor 07.03.17
The definition of a beautiful face has never been constant. Over the years, some cosmetic trends have come and gone; some have stayed such as red lipstick or smoky eyes. New from Schiffer Books, “Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup” chronicles historic trends for the eyes, lips and face, and offers in-depth aesthetic reviews of each decade from the 1920s to today. More than 450 images, timelines and detailed vintage color palettes show the changing definitions of beauty and document makeup innovations. Gabriela Hernandez, founder and CEO of Bésame Cosmetics, is an accomplished artist, photographer and cosmetic historian. Here are some images from the book.
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