Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The Touched Up Woman, 1872

"She is a compound frequently of false hair, false teeth, padding of various kinds, paint, powder and enamel. Her face is "touched up", or painted and lined by a professional adorner of women, and she utterly destroys the health of her skin by her foolish use of cosmetics… So common has the habit of resorting to these things become, that it is hard to say whether the average woman of fashion is a work of nature or a work of art"
 - James McCabe, 1872

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