HISTORY

 

The culmination of my 360-degree immersion in the world of beauty. Makeup as we know it may only have been commercially available in the past 100 years, but the practical art of beauty is one of the oldest social activities. As I research my thesis on the history of beauty, expect frequent dispatches from the archives. These articles explore the literal and figurative uses and purposes of makeup, and women's relationship with beauty from ancient times to modern day.