Rock the Gloss Challenge for September18th 2006:
I am wearing MAC's Plum Dandy with MAC's Viva Glam VI Lipglass.
What is your lippie today?
Photo: Max Factor with his lipsticks gettyimages
The cosmetic firm Max Factor was founded in 1909 by Max Factor, Sr., a make-up artist for the Russian royal ballet who emigrated to the United States in 1904. Max Factor is presently a brand of Procter & Gamble Co. who purchased the company in 1991.
In the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, during the glory days of Hollywood, Max Factor became intimately associated with the world of movie make-up. He created the first makeup for the movies in 1914, and coined the term "makeup", based on the verb, "to make up" (one's face).
Jean Harlow, Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis, and virtually all of the major movie actresses were regular customers of the Max Factor beauty salon, located near Hollywood Boulevard. His name appeared on many movie credits, and Factor himself appeared in some cameos.