Paperback $12.95

Feb 21, 2012 | 64 Pages

Ebook $9.95

Jul 24, 2012 | 64 Pages

  • Paperback $12.95

    Feb 21, 2012 | 64 Pages

  • Ebook $9.95

    Jul 24, 2012 | 64 Pages


“A comprehensive history of Beauty and Cosmetics from Pagan cultures to Christian cultures through to the 1950s. The small size of this book belies the extent of information contained within, including a rich social history…Intelligently written with humor throughout and with a strong emphasis on social history, this lushly illustrated book will be of wide appeal. Highly Recommended.”—Vintage Fashion Guild

“Small and compact, this wonderfully illustrated book describes the standards of beauty popular in each era, from 1550 when alabaster brows were highly prized, to the black eyebrows that were favored by 18th century women. As with all Shire books, Sarah Jane Downing’s trip through time provides us with brilliant insights… I give the delightful Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950 four out of five Regency tea cups.” – Vic Sanborn, Jane Austen’s World

Table Of Contents

The Sin of Vanity
The Fairy Queen
Pale and Lovely
Beauty and Blackmail
The Actress and the Ingénue
From Elegance to Expression
Further Reading

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