Book Reviews of Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture

Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture
Hope in a Jar The Making of America's Beauty Culture
Author: Kathy Peiss, Kathy Lee Peiss
ISBN-13: 9780805055504
ISBN-10: 0805055509
Publication Date: 5/1998
Pages: 334
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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A history of the cosmetics industry from the late-1800s to the mid 1980s.

I wish the author could have gone more in-depth about what the cosmetics were made out of, if there was any real difference between brands and more about the negative effects of cosmetics on women.

While I respect the fact that she managed to include African Americans and men in this history, I feel that the author could have written more about cosmetics and other minorities.

I did learn a lot of interesting facts about the origins of certain brands and for that I give it eight stars.