Makeup Museum revealing beauty artifacts on social media
The Makeup Museum’s flagship opening in New York may be on hold due to the coronavirus crisis, but it’s delivering a peek at its collections and bringing beauty to life in other ways.
Beauty artifacts and expert interviews will be published across social platforms including Instagram (@MakeupMuseumOfficial), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and TikTok to engage beauty lovers with historical elements of the 1950s. The museum’s first exhibit is “Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America” that will explore the entrepreneurs, icons and artifacts of the decade.
The collection reveal starts with an unveiling of Marilyn Monroe’s original skincare prescription from 1959 in partnership with Erno Lazlo. The Makeup Museum will also release images focused on 1950s advertising and media, 1950s entrepreneurs including Charles Revson, Helena Rubinstein, Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden, and rare collectables such as Salvador Dali's Bird in Hand compact.
Makeup Museum is also hosting Instagram live interviews with prominent makeup historians at noon Eastern Time with Madeleine Marsh, author of “Compacts & Cosmetics today, Louise Young, author of “Timeless,” on May 7 and Gabriela Hernandez, author of “Classic Beauty” on May 8.
The Makeup Museum’s flagship is at 94 Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. The museum is dedicated to empowering all people to learn about and have fun with beauty.