|Makeup: Collection of The Makeup Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA|
Collector's Directions For Use:
I have been collecting makeup with interesting packaging/design for a good 5 years now. With a B.A. in art history, an M.A. in cultural studies, and a passion for anything related to cosmetics, the Makeup Museum is a natural outgrowth of my background and interests. My goal is to have people see makeup items not as things to be applied, but as art objects to be admired. I’m also interested in other aspects of the beauty industry, such as technology and cultural impact/significance. Hence, I also collect cosmetic memorabilia such as ads, catalogues and postcards.
Currently I install seasonal exhibitions in my apartment, but I am working on getting the collection exhibited at local galleries and museums so that it can be more accessible to the public. Ultimately I plan for the museum to be a real, 501c3 nonprofit complete with its own public space and website. I also dream of producing a coffee-table book devoted to makeup.
I am constantly adding to the collection as new items come out. None of the collection is for sale.
For more information and home exhibition pictures, you can check out the Museum blog at http://www.makeupmuseum.typepad.com. If you have any questions about the collection or are interested in seeing part of the collection in person, please e-mail me at: mmcurator [at] gmail [dot] com.
Hillary / The Makeup Museum, June, 2009
Makeup Items and approximate release dates:
Too-Faced Quickie Chronicles (all released circa 2001-2008)
Paul & Joe
Vintage makeup ads:
|Chanel - Lumieres d'Artifices (spring 2007):|
|Chantecaille - Garden in Kyoto (spring 2006):|
|MAC - Fafi scarf:|
|Shu Uemura - Winter Sakura Palette:|
|Stila - CanCam pouch:|