PBS - The Powder and the Glory: Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden's Story
Beauty Culture: the History of Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden
You can't talk about the history of cosmetics without talking about two of the most influential women in it's history. Rubenstein's cosmetics don't exist anymore, but without her we wouldn't have mascara and a lot of other things. They both shaped beauty in so many ways. I'm fascinated by these early pioneers, for their personalities, their successes, but mostly their rage and drive and failures. I must have read a dozen biographies on each woman and I'd gladly read a dozen more.