The history of makeup goes back 5000+ years to Ancient Egypt. Throughout the centuries, makeup has become a rich part of many cultures around the world for purposes such as ceremonies, status, power, beauty, and theatrics. In the 18th century, makeup came to America and in addition to ceremonies, status, power, theatrics, and beauty; makeup also gave people confidence, a voice, and opened doors to creativity.
If you love learning about the history of makeup or even taking a walk down Memory Lane as I do, let me share with you, three of my favorite vintage makeup vloggers.
1. Lisa Eldridge: Lisa has her own beautiful makeup line and is the author of the book "Facepaint- The Story Of Makeup" The video that I linked below is the first of hers that I watched and it had me hooked. In this video, she shows a historical makeup piece from China that is 1,000 years old and other amazing pieces in her collection!
2. Erin Parsons: Erin is Maybelline's Global Makeup Artist. She has been in the fashion and beauty industry for over 20 years, has worked with multiple supermodels, and has had her work featured on multiple magazine covers. You can find Erin on TikTok and Instagram where she has tons of entertaining short videos recreating the looks of glamourous icons and experimenting with makeup recipes from different historical time periods. In addition to her many accomplishments, she has a super fun vintage makeup collection which she turned into an amazing makeup museum!
3. Laura Jane Atelier: Laura is a full time blogger who is passionate about vintage fashion. Laura also makes small batch perfumes and owns Vintage Doll Cosmetics. She has good videos that are broken down by topics such as specific decades, vintage makeup techniques, vintage glam icons, vintage fashion, and more! She has a very extensive collection of vintage makeup, perfumes, and fashion.
Comment below and tell us which vintage makeup vlogger/ blogger is your favorite.
Lyn Stahl has been working with makeup since 1992 when she also first started fashion modeling. Throughout the years, she received an education in makeup artistry and became a Master Makeup Artist w/ over 40 certifications.