The definition of a beautiful face has never been constant. See how political and social climates have molded accepted beauty rituals and the evolution of cosmetics from ancient times through today. This updated and refreshed reference book chronicles historic trends for the eyes, lips,
and face, and offers in-depth aesthetic reviews of each decade from the
1920s to today. Follow the fascinating history of cosmetic trends through vintage ads; detailed makeup application guides;
and profiles of famous makeup innovators, connoisseurs, and iconic faces. Over 450 images, timelines, and detailed vintage color palettes show the changing definitions of beauty and document makeup innovations
(the first mascara, lipstick, eye shadow, etc.). This is an ideal reference for the professional makeup artist, cosmetologist, educator, student, and general makeup enthusiasts.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Gabriela Hernandez, founder and CEO of Bésame Cosmetics, is an accomplished artist, photographer, and cosmetics historian. Her photography has been published in Bon Appétit, L.A.Times, and Shape.
Gabriela lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is just terrific! It allows you to view the history of makeup and all the classic makeup styles and colors many women worn back in the 1900s. The book, Classic Beauty by Gabriela Hernandez is more than just a guide on makeup, but a reference to the past of all the unique and wonderful styles they did with their faces. Of course, now we have a newer look but back then there wasn't so many colors or types of makeups that did more for the face and they didn't contain specific ingredients that we have now! So it's great to have this beautiful book to refer too when checking about past makeup styles all the way to the near present time! My grandma would probably recognize a few that her mom wore or even herself. There is even a familiar facial cleanser and cream brand like Neutrogena mentioned inside and names of makeup brands we all know like Maybelline. As you know some are from a while back and have been around for a long time, always changing and improving! For me, I honestly love the in-depth information about the eyes, lips, and face offered inside. Also, to mention it's not all about the beautiful makeup, but the wonderful designs of their cases. From the past, how simple it was to now more vibrant and portable in design. While back then, it was a bit unique and probably would last a long time, from the strong material each of the cosmetics was placed into. However, it's pretty cool to read and view the different types of products and how they were used in advertisements and with famous women. Finally, this book wouldn't be complete if it didn't refer to some of the wonderful present time makeup brands and advertisements and ways we wear it now. So in all, this is a pretty fabulous book! Also, a wonderful way to refer back in history for those popular brands and how they use to be advertised or made their changes through time. This is a great gifting book for those who love makeup and all us who are Pretty neat and such a great read for those makeup and beauty lovers! "sample received for review"