period makeups

Period makeups

This section covers period makeups from myths & legends through to the 1930s. I am well aware that this section is currently extremely Eurocentric and I hope gradually to correct this.

For background information on historical fashions from ancient Egypt to the near-contemporary I recommend Richard Corson’s books: Fashions in Makeup: From Ancient to Modern Times and Fashions in Hair: The First Five Thousand Years. They are pretty comprehensive in covering the history of makeup and hairstyles in Europe (and latterly North America) but limited in their coverage of other traditions.