hits counter Compacts and Cosmetics: Beauty From Victorian Times to the Present Day (Women With Style) - Ebook PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Compacts and Cosmetics: Beauty From Victorian Times to the Present Day (Women With Style)

Availability: Ready to download

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 whe 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.


Compare

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 whe 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.

30 review for Compacts and Cosmetics: Beauty From Victorian Times to the Present Day (Women With Style)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    This book was totally my cup of tea (or, should I say, shade of lipstick?) I loved, loved, loved reading about the progression of trends and technology in makeup. I was fascinated by the advertisements and beauty implements of Victorian times, and it was so interesting to read about "the look" that characterized each modern decade. I hadn't realized before how clear-cut the popular styles in make-up were, but looking at the products offered and the advertisements for them made it very clear. (It This book was totally my cup of tea (or, should I say, shade of lipstick?) I loved, loved, loved reading about the progression of trends and technology in makeup. I was fascinated by the advertisements and beauty implements of Victorian times, and it was so interesting to read about "the look" that characterized each modern decade. I hadn't realized before how clear-cut the popular styles in make-up were, but looking at the products offered and the advertisements for them made it very clear. (It also made me feel foolish about my own susceptibility to what are clearly fads.) I thought the author did a great job of making her point in a concise, readable, and enjoyable way. Unfortunately, there were many egregious typos which took away from the credibility of the book. It seemed like it may have been rushed to print, although I don't know why that would have been the case. On the upside, there were tons of awesome photos of beauty products and advertisements from every era (which, it turns out, are mostly from the private collection of the author!). This would be a helpful resource for historical novelists, and just a super fun read for anyone who loves makeup.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Eva

    I think once it's established that this is written by an enthusiastic collector and not by a make-up artist or an academic, the whole book makes a lot more sense and is more fun to read- it does suffer from the occasional editing issue and sometimes slides more towards the sensational than the educational but it's a lovely read. I've seen readers complaining about the lack of quality in the pictures but I find the photographs from the author's collection have a very authentic charm on their own, I think once it's established that this is written by an enthusiastic collector and not by a make-up artist or an academic, the whole book makes a lot more sense and is more fun to read- it does suffer from the occasional editing issue and sometimes slides more towards the sensational than the educational but it's a lovely read. I've seen readers complaining about the lack of quality in the pictures but I find the photographs from the author's collection have a very authentic charm on their own, and it's a very enjoyable book to look at and read through.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Georgene

    Interesting book on the history of the use of cosmetics. It actually starts with the ancient Egyptians and their use of cosmetics, but mostly covers (pun intended) from the Victorian era up through the early years of this century. Although, I seldom if ever wear cosmetics myself, I found this book to be quite interesting and there are some really great pictures of powder compacts and ads from the eras it covers.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    Lots of lovely pictures, lots of information, and a pretty easy read. Ironically, it only got boring when we got to the past 10-20 years of make-up. Probably because it's less about cute packaging and innovation and more about models and photoshop and consumerism. But I have the almost overwhelming urge to get myself a minaudiere now.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Albert

    I enjoyed this especially the pictures. The images made me wonder what someone 100 years from now will make of our own cosmetics and their packaging.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alyona

    This book gives a nice overview of make-up history and trends. It's an easy read, I missed a little more detail or depth though. As much as I admire author's collection, I can't chime in with the reviews praising pictures of the collectibles. In my opinion, the pictures were quite amaturistic and certainly did not reveal the beauty of the items. This book can be recommended to those readers who are new to make-up world and want to have a crash course on major names in the industry.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine

    This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in history, cosmetics, or both. The progression (and frequent cycles) of beauty standards over the 100-150 years that the book covers in detail were remarkable to look at.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Marisol

    Although this book is extremely informative, and the images of vintage cosmetics are delightful, it's written in such a straightforward textbook manner that it takes the joy and levity out of the art of makeup.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    very informative and has some great vintage illustrations. Read like an interesting text book :)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mills College Library

    745.593 M366 2014

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    I simply loved this book. Well researched and the pictures are really great as well. I almost read it in one go.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Shaetore

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sophie

  14. 5 out of 5

    Meaghan

  15. 5 out of 5

    Quinn Strange

  16. 4 out of 5

    Julie Price

  17. 5 out of 5

    TulipA

  18. 5 out of 5

    Keirate

  19. 5 out of 5

    Helen

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nathalie

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kath

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Frame

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brittany Pollard

  24. 4 out of 5

    Salmeen

  25. 4 out of 5

    Júlia Macedo

  26. 5 out of 5

    Cassie

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Goray

  28. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Cole-Hall

  29. 5 out of 5

    Caroline

  30. 4 out of 5

    Pandora

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.