Max Factor: More Than A Creme Puff Or Pan Stik

Max Factor was a real person—founded in 1909, Maksymilian Faktorowicz, (1877–1938) was originally from Poland, and sold and made his own make-up line when he moved to Los Angeles, California. It was here he developed his own version of greasepaint for Hollywood actors. By 1935 Pan-Cake was available to the public, followed by Pan-Stik (1947), […]

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Self–Selection Versus Beauty Counters

What is the difference between products bought from a self–selection stand or from a beauty consultant behind a counter? Not a huge deal, you may get samples, some advice, and prettier packaging, but those are the main differences, besides paying more. It doesn’t necessarily mean you get better quality from premium brands, because you can […]

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Classic Beauty Buys

Beauty doesn’t have to be expensive—the most important thing is to have a product that works, is good quality, and is affordable. Generations of women have faithfully used some of these products, and can be found in the beauty cases of professionals. Here are a few staples I always return to, even against the more […]

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