Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture

Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture - Kathy Peiss Interesting look at the history and sociology of cosmetic use in the United States, showing how changing culture made makeup more acceptable.Of particular note was the history of the cosmetics industry and the political implications of women-owned (including women of color) businesses being co-opted by male-owned conglomerates.Makeup mavens, culture buffs and sociology types will all enjoy this book.