Makeup gets a museum of its own

Have you ever wondered how cosmetics first started? A multibillion-dollar industry that makes liberal use of botanicals and healthy ingredients can be traced back thousands of years to the ancient Sumerians (lipstick) and Egyptians (eyeliner and shadow, of course) — and times when beauty wasn’t as interested in health. This history is just one aspect of cosmetics you’ll delve into at the upcoming Makeup Museum in Manhattan.

Cosmetics for drag, makeup artists like Pat McGrath, glitter, 1970s culture, different kinds of lipsticks — it’s all there. And we can’t wait to visit.

Alas, we’ll have to hold on a little while longer. The museum was set to open May 1 with “Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America,” but the launch is now delayed due to the pandemic.

We’re sure cosmetics lovers won’t mind. After all, they know a well-made face is always worth the wait.

For more, visit makeupmuseum.com.

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