When did makeup ads become less about beauty and more about science? And is that science even legitimate? Or is it just another ploy by the $445 billion cosmetics industry to get you to buy more products? This week Danielle digs into the history of makeup advertising to find out.
Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge
Produced by: Complexly for PBS Digital Studios
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Origin of Everything is a show about the undertold histories and cultural dialogues that make up our collective story. From the food we eat, to the trivia and fun facts we can’t seem to get out of our heads, to the social issues we can’t stop debating, everything around us has a history. Origin of Everything is here to explore it all. We like to think that no topic is too small or too challenging to get started!
Works Cited Compiled:
“Advertising for Natural Beauty Products: The Shift in Cosmetic Industry” Mara-Georgia Lixandru
“Deception in cosmetics advertising: Examining cosmetics advertising claims in fashion magazine ads” Jie G. Fowler, Timothy H. Reisenwitz & Les Carlson.
“A Case Study of L’Oreal/Maybelline Advertising in the United States and China” (master’s thesis) Qi Ma.
“A History of Sunscreen” Chacon et al.
“Photoprotection Part II. Sunscreen: Development, efficacy, and controversies” Rebecca Jansen, MD,a Uli Osterwalder, MS,b Steven Q. Wang, MD,c Mark Burnett, MD,c and Henry W. Lim, MDa Detroit, Michigan; Monheim, Germany; and New York, New York
Angeloglou, Maggie. A History of Make-up. London: The Macmillan Company, 1970.
Heil, Scott and Terrance W. Peck, eds. The Encyclopedia of American Industry, 2nd ed.Detroit: Gale Research, 1998.
Peiss, Kathy Lee. Hope In a Jar: The Making of America's beauty culture. New York: Metropolitan Books, 1998.
Robinson, Julian. The Quest for Human Beauty: An Illustrated History. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 1998.
Brun, Jean-Pierre. "The Production of Perfumes in Antiquity: The Cases of Delos and Paestum." American Journal of Archaeology104, no. 2 (2000): 277-308. doi:10.2307/507452.