Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can’t wait to read.

So I’m doing my first Waiting on Wednesday post which I’m excited about because I can’t wait for this book to come out!

Face Paint: The Story of Makeup | Lisa Eldridge
Available for purchase on October 13, 2015 at: Amazon « Barnes & Noble

Probably not your typical Waiting on Wednesday title you’d see but I’m obsessed with make up even though I can’t afford the good stuff and I definitely cannot make myself up but I can still be in awe of those who have this kind of talent. [Side note: also HUGE fan of SyFy’s Face Off film make up challenge and competition show as well!] I think it will be interesting to see the history of make up, how centuries ago they didn’t have MAC and Estée Lauder counters so it’ll be fascinating to see where these pieces to paint your face were improvised and derived from.


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.

Probably should choose a YA book but I saw this book on a blog recently and it’s been on my mid ever since!

What’s everyone else waiting on???


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