For the last 100 years makeup as we know it has been commercially available , but applying decoration to the face and body is one of the oldest global social practices.
In this book Lisa Eldrige reveals the history of the art form from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and the golden era of Hollywood. She also explores the makeup science of today and tomorrow.
Face paint looks into all the different reasons behind makeup´s use, the materials employed over generations, and the glamourous icons that people emulate.
It is also a social history of women and the ways we can understand their lives through the impact of makeup.