Classic Beauty: History of Makeup

Industry: Books

Author and founder of Bésame Cosmetics, Gabriela Hernandez, takes you on a grand tour of the rich history of facial trends and styles in her new book, "Classic Beauty: History of Makeup". Enjoy this in-depth and historical journey of the many trends and styles of the classic beauty looks throughout the ages.

Atglen, Pa (PRUnderground) August 31st, 2011

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Through out the decades the concept of what defines a beautiful face has never been constant.  This vivid reference book follows the ever changing concept of what defines beauty by showcasing historical trends and the evolution of makeup innovations for the eyes, face, and lips.  Fascinating and bizarre vintage ads, detailed makeup application guides, and profiles of famous makeup innovators, connoisseurs, and iconic faces offer a glimpse of the rich history of facial trends from the ancient times to today.

Enjoy over 430 images, timelines, and detailed color-correct vintage color palettes from the decades that show the changing definition of beauty and document makeup innovations, from the first mascara to current products, which have evolved through out the history of cosmetics. This colorful reference book is ideal for the professional makeup artist, cosmetologist, educator, student, and general makeup enthusiasts.

Gabriela Hernandez career has included photography, art direction, fine art painting and design commissions as well as founder and CEO of Bésame Cosmetics, which can be found in fine boutiques and specialty stores around the globe.  Her photography has been published in magazines such as Bon Appétit, L.A. Times, and Shape.  Gabriela has written beauty articles for Bust magazine as well as Readers Digest.  Currently Gabriela resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

Gabriela’s book sells for $49.99 and can be purchased through the publisher at, your local bookseller, as well as various online retailers.

About Schiffer Publishing, Ltd:

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is based in Atglen, PA on the Schiffer Book Farm.  The company is known for publishing high quality Antique, Arts, Architecture, Lifestyle, and Military History books, as well as a successful line of children’s and ghost books.  Schiffer Publishing is always looking for people to write books on new and related subjects. If you have an idea for a book please contact them at


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