The Makeup Museum is actively building out its core collection, focused on diverse pieces that are important for makeup history across time periods and geographies. Start here to learn more.
Makeup Museum's exhibitions features important historical artifacts as well as aesthetic installations. Visitors dive deep into advertising, marketing, innovations, looks, entrepreneurial stories, and muses of beauty history. Fast Company, The New York Times, Grazia and Coveteur all have excellent reviews of the Makeup Museum's debut "Pink Jungle" exhibition for examples of past experiences from the Makeup Museum.
Tickets for "Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America” were available for purchase from September 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021. Please sign up for our mailing list to be notified of ticket sales for the next exhibition from Makeup Museum.
The 1950s was a pivotal decade in the history of America, and the birth of the modern makeup industry. Pioneering Hollywood icons enticed consumers toward everyday glamour, and cosmetics entrepreneurs like Elizabeth Arden, Helena Rubinstein, Max Factor, Charles Revson, Erno Laszlo, the Westmores, Sally Hansen and others made beauty more accessible than ever before. Visitors of "Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America" learned the story behind the cat eye, bold red lips, and other iconic makeup looks that came from the 1950s.
The Makeup Museum’s first exhibition’s name is steeped in history. In June 1958, Time Magazine’s cover story dubbed the beauty industry "The Pink Jungle,” speaking to the intense competition of cosmetics manufacturers and the relentless pursuit of beauty by American women of the 1950s. The name later inspired a 1968 major motion picture thriller about a lipstick ad campaign photo shoot, and now Makeup Museum’s debut exhibition.
Yes, Makeup Museum’s Shop features unique and vintage-inspired makeup products, collections and kits, and gifts.
Makeup Museum does accept loans and donations of products, art, ephemera, memorabilia, or historical artifacts from the beauty community. All items received by the Makeup Museum are considered for acquisition by the Collections Committee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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