One of the world’s best make-up artists from the UK, my personal favorite in terms of “mentoring”, Lisa Eldridge, has whipped up a series of features about vintage Western makeup.
For me what I love about listening to Lisa is she’s so poised, eloquent and collected. Here I want to share 2 videos, this first one is her introduction to the series on vintage make-up she is creating where she presents up front some really interesting cosmetic treasures from the past.
This second feature which I love is her interview with Madeleine Marsh, writer of the book Compacts and Cosmetics – Beauty from Victorian times to the present day, wherein Lisa’s visit to flamboyant Madeleine’s homegrown museum of female treasures takes us on a fun and interesting discussion of old cosmetic items and the history of Western women. I encourage you to watch this not bit by bit but from beginning to end. Madeline Marsh is also a joy to listen to and she’s so so funny.