19th Century-The History of Eyelashes
EUGENE RIMMEL AND THE INVENTION OF THE MASCARA
At the times of Romanticism and during the Victorian Era (1837-1901), the use of cosmetics between women started to be popular. A time of luxurious adornments and splendorous glamour was left behind, at the 18th century. At the beginning of the 1840’s, women began to darken their eyelashes and eyebrows and to wear more cosmetics. They still were using old home made methods, like ashes, or lamp black mixed with elderberry juice.
A French perfumer moved to London in 1830 and opened his own store, The House of Rimmel, with his son Eugène Rimmel, in 1834, on Albemarle Street. Eugène Rimmel was the most important perfumer of the 19th century, being the personal perfumer of the Queen Victoria. His perfumes were offered to the market in bottles of Baccarat crystal. In the Universal Exhibition in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, in London, in 1851, he designed a fountain of perfumes, decorating the Pavilion of entrance.
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