Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L'Oréal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good

Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L'Oréal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good

Ruth Brandon


From acclaimed novelist and cultural historian Ruth Brandon comes a charming twin biography of the mythical founders of the cosmetics undefined, Helena Rubinstein and Eugène Schueller, author of L’Oréal. Brandon’s gripping and infrequently annoying tale of gender, strength, and politics stretches again from the darkest days of worldwide warfare II, to the emergence of the fashionable style and make-up industries, with magazines similar to Vogue and Cosmopolitan and game-changing product strains equivalent to Avon and Mary Kay. Ugly good looks resonates to boot with its implications for contemporary tradition, as we input an period while high fashion and cosmetology exert an ever extra strong impression upon society at huge.

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