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Makeup A Glamorous History

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2021
Documentary | 3 X 60

This series explores what the beauty look of three iconic moments in British history tell us about the era. Each episode recreates authentic products and uses them to turn 21st century models into period beauties.

Taking three iconic eras in British history, The Georgians, the Victorians and the 1920s, the host, professional makeup artist Lisa Eldridge, explores what the beauty look tells us about the world it grew out of. From the high hair and heavily painted faces of the aristocratic Georgians, to the demure ‘natural’ faces of the middle-class Victorian lady, to the red lipped bobbed hair flapper, the series explores key moments in Britain’s past.

Makeup can be seen as frivolous subject but what this series reveals is that what someone puts on their face and why, says as much about an era as art, architecture or food.