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      This Hardcover First Edition of Face Paint: The Story of Makeup includes a personally autographed, custom bookplate by Lisa Eldridge. Exclusively made available at

      Makeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. In Face Paint, Lisa Eldridge reveals the entire history of the art form, from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood, and also surveys the cutting-edge makeup science of today and tomorrow. Face Paint explores the practical and idiosyncratic reasons behind makeup’s use, the actual materials employed over generations, and the glamorous icons that people emulate and how they achieved their effects. An engaging history of style, it is also a social history of women and the ways in which we can understand their lives through the prism and impact of makeup.

      Limited quantities available, order your Lisa Eldridge autographed book today!

      Product Details

      • Pages: 240 pages
      • Publisher: Abram's Image
      • Release Date: October 13, 2015
      • ISBN-13: 9781419717963
      • Edition: Autographed Bookplate, First Edition

      About The Author

      Lisa Eldridge is a London-based professional makeup artist who has developed a huge online following with her award-winning website, She has worked with many of the world’s top fashion photographers and on the faces of the biggest stars and models. Eldridge is currently makeup creative director for Lancôme and has also held Global Creative Director, Developmental, and Ambassador roles at Shiseido, Chanel, Boots, and Lancome.