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History of make-up, we take a look at the icon women that have created the looks and inspired to buy Max Factor to L’Oreal, 1912 to now

So this week as TITANIC The Musical has opened in Melbourne with glowing reviews, we continue to share iconic looks from 1912 to now.

We’ve come a long way since the days of using lemon juice as a face tonic and DIY cosmetic dye pots.  Today we indulge in a spray tan where as before a woman with a tan was seen to be from a lower class.

Take a trip down memory lane, how has our face changed over the years.

Oh just  in case you have missed our previous posts and wandering what the interest is in 1912, well over the past few months Leiela designer Lucy Laurita and team have been designing and creating costumes for the Tony Award Winning production, TITANIC The Musical.  So this has embarked us on a journey taking a look back at the trends that continue to inspire us in formal dressing.

Hope you have enjoyed viewing what we consider iconic make-up looks 1912 to now.

TITANIC The Musical truly is a show not to be missed, but don’t take my word for it as I’m just the costume designer & of course I want everyone to see it, but check out the outstanding reviews. L x

“The multiple roles are a boon for the cast members, but could potentially be diabolically confusing in the hands of a lesser production team. Aided by Lucy Laurita’s seemingly infinite costume design, director James Cutler establishes an extraordinary number of distinct, memorable, engaging and affecting characters.” Simon Parris

4.5 stars for StageArt’s production of Titanic at Chapel Off Chapel.
“Be prepared to have your heart broken in a beautiful and emphatic way when you visit Titanic”.

“It is harrowing to watch, but nevertheless compelling. You dare not look away for a second.”

“Already halfway through 2016, it is fair to say that this will emphatically be one of the best musicals, if not one of the best shows, of the year.” Myron My

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