Required reading for any makeup maven

The holidays may feel like ages ago, but I just got around to checking out one of the gifts I got from my mom. A great call on her part, Face Paint: The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge has been sitting on my desk since the second night of Chanukah (it looks really pretty with my Jonathan Adler matchstrike, gold peace sign and the candle du jour) and I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to start reading it.

If you’ve ever wanted to know the history behind red lipstick, how the Egyptians dolled themselves up or brush up on your beauty icons, this gorgeous tome is for you. No, you don’t get tutorials, but that’s what Eldridge’s amazing YouTube channel is for…

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