Colm Tóibín: The women who invented beauty, 5 February 2004
Show More War Paint: Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry by Lindy Woodhead.
Virago, 498 pp., £20, April 2003, 1 86049 974 0Show More
Diana Vreeland by Eleanor Dwight.
HarperCollins, 308 pp., £30, December 2002, 0 688 16738 1Show More
“... Even in New York in the late 19th century, fashionable women did not wear make-up, except for what Lindy Woodhead calls ‘a light dusting of rice powder and possibly the merest hint of rouge, high on the cheekbones . . . Not one of these ladies would have dreamed of painting their faces: that is, using ceruse-based foundation creams and coloured ...”