Makeup History Facts -No1
by Gabriela Hernandez – owner of Besame Cosmetics and author of Classic Beauty – The History of makeup.
Eugene Rimmel opens his perfumery in London and establishes the House of Rimmel. Eventually Rimmel goes on to produce other cosmetics – mascara being the most famous. The word rimmel is synonymous with the word mascara in several languages.
The Ponds Company is established by Theron Pond with his invention of an antiseptic to heal nosebleeds. By 1914 his focus shifts to cold cream and vanishing cream.
American Maurice Levy invents the first metal containers for cosmetics – the most famous and enduring being the lipstick tube. The Scovill manufacturing Co. mass produces the tube. Levy also makes metal eyebrow pencil holders.