Museum of Makeup
Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America
After a bit of a delay, the Makeup Museum opened in July on Gansevoort Street. The first exhibition, Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America is an unprecedented concept in the history of museums, exhibiting timeless beauty collections from the 1950s, the birth year of today’s contemporary makeup industry.
Historical artifacts such as Max factor’s Creme Puff compact and Erno Laszlo’s skincare collection owned by 1950s film icons Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo are some of the highlights. Vanities of iconic stars that can be seen and their signature looks can be purchased.
The visitors are asked to download Makeup museum’s app, which allows them to see exclusive digitally activated displays and interactive elements. They can also contribute their own photos and videos for display.
You can shop for vintage-inspired makeup products, kits, and gifts at their shop. These products are also on sale at the Makeup Museum’s online store.
Currently set in Manhattan, this museum will be a semi-permanent one. After running for six months, it will travel to exhibit different themes in major cities across America.