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Luxe lips: special exhibition at LuxePack Monaco!

Britishbeautyblogger posted this last week and I definitely had to post about it here as well!  Luxe-pack Monaco, an annual showcase of new and innovative packaging, is featuring an exhibit curated by perfume and cosmetics historian Jean Marie Martin-Hattemberg.   (Note to Jean-Marie:  I'm a cosmetics historian/curator too - can you please explain to me how to parlay this into a real, paying job?!)

Anyway, the Luxe Pack site reads, "Discover how lipsticks and their packaging have been manufactured over the time. Nowadays seen as a must-have seduction weapon, the lipstick appeared in self-confident and open-minded women's daily life in the 20th century... Re-discover the daring and creative power of brands over time!"  Sounds fantastic, no?  And according to Premium Beauty News, there will be a book released -- not just showcasing the pieces in the exhibtion, but an entire history of lipstick.  I for one will be waiting with bated breath for the book to come out, not just because this is something a curator of a makeup museum should by all means have on hand  in her library, but to get ideas for my own makeup book.  ;)

Here's a pic of the "Couturines" lipsticks that will be on display, which Revlon manufactured between 1961 and 1963.  They represent Shirley MacLaine, Marilyn Monroe, and Bette Davis.

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And here's a closeup of Shirley - look at the intricate work on the case as well as the gold detailing towards the base of the lipstick itself.  They sure don't make anything like this anymore!

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I'd give my eye teeth to fly to Monaco and see this in person, but I guess the book will have to do for now. 

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