Make up has always been used by men and women alike since ancient times. However, make up and cosmetics have always held a controversial place in many cultures and societies. It was during the late Victorian era that make up really became popular due to the new developments in production, advertising and selling via the new department stores that changed the way middle class people shopped.
The cosmetics in the collection at Preston Park Museum and Grounds start in the Victorian era and go right up to modern times. In this blog we are going to count down our top five beauty objects in the collection!