Lisa Eldridge: Face Paint

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I chose to look at this book because the focus is on the history of make-up and how it has changed throughout time in different societies. 

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I found it really interesting how the book was split up into sections through colour. For example the first section is titled 'Red' and it contains women through out history who wore red. It also explained some of the connotation of why they wore red, for example in Chinese and Indian culture red is traditionally symbolic of happiness which is why it typically worn at weddings. However, it also has connotations of danger which is why red pain was used in tribes to highlight parts of their faces and bodies. 

 

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