Lately I have been reading a lot about makeup history, both modern books about it and old ones. Google books, I love you! It’s enormously interesting with both gold nuggets and odd things. Perfume made out of ox dung, anyone? So Madame Isis’ Toilette have evolved a little and is no longer a blog about making historical beauty recipes, though I will continue to do so too. I plan to broaden the subjects to be about makeup and hairstyles in history, and broaden the times scope as well. There will still probably be a bit more about the 17th and 18th century as those epochs are where my main interest lie, but not only those. I have already begun with a post about eye makeup in history; The time-traveler and the painted eye. So, go and read now!
In case you prefer not to, then you can take a peek on these pictures where plastic foam have been used for recreating these amazing portraits.
Not that these aren’t gorgeous as well.
Aren’t they just amazing! The artist is Suzanne Jongmans and you can find more of her art here.