Makeup | Ralph W. Emerson / Coco Chanel / Helena Rubinstein / Yves Saint-Laurent / Elizabeth Taylor / Chuck Palahniuk / Shu Uemura

The painted woman, 1920


“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion.
But cosmetics are easier to buy.”

Yves Saint-Laurent


 Makeup compact in the shape of a pistol and lipstick in the shape of a bullet, c 1920


“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Theatrical makeup student kit


“Caring about beauty, it is necessary to start with the heart and soul,
otherwise no makeup will not help.”

Coco Chanel

Talcum tin, 1920’s


“Adjust your makeup to the light in which your wear it.”

Helena Rubinstein

Outdoor Girl Powder, 1930’s


“Put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.”

Elizabeth Taylor

bourjois1898 catalogue
Bourjois catalogue, 1898


“She’s not wearing makeup so her face just looks like skin.”

Chuck Palahniuk

Stein’s colour chart for Lining Colours, c 1900

“Beautiful makeup, starts with beautiful skin.”

Shu Uemura

Deere, Nude powder tin, 1921

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