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Beauty Historian

I’m a long time cosmetic industry insider and former celebrity makeup artist, product developer, award-winning author, marketing strategist, beauty historian and author of three non-fiction books including Hello Gorgeous!, Beauty Products in America ’40s – ’60s which inspired a week-long retro beauty event at Henri Bendel. I’ve lectured on beauty history and advertising and cosmetic and fragrance marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, created fun, interactive workshops on evolving beauty for cosmetic and pharmaceutical corporations and keynoted at the annual gathering of the Society of Cosmetics Chemists. In 2016, I partnered with LVMH and Parsons school of Design and created/taught a program I called “From Cleopatra to the Kardashians: a short history of beauty and i’s influence on the world.” also appeared on on the Sundance Channel series Love/Lust & Makeup discussing the history of beauty and cosmetics along with the likes of Stacy London & Bobbi Brown.

I’m available to comment on the history of the cosmetics industry & women’s spending habits through the decades and as a consultant for your TV show, movie or advertising campaign. Visit for more information or drop me a line using the contact form below: