Beauty Receipts from the Past and Present - Sam Bell Maxey House

Jul 11 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site
812 South Church Street
Paris  Texas  75460

Sam Bell Maxey State Historic Site

Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site will host "Beauty Receipts from the Past and Present," where participants will learn about a Victorian woman’s beauty regimen while getting to make their own modern versions of at-home beauty products.

A respectable Victorian woman did not wear make-up as we think of it today. A large portion of the daily beauty regimen came down to skin care plus the minimal use of natural-toned make-up to achieve the desired, marble-like complexion that was so popular.

Participants will learn about some of these different products, both homemade and purchased, as well as the use of make-up. Afterwards, participants will make two sugar scrubs and a skin moisturizer to take home with them, along with the recipes for these products so they can continue to make them at home.

Pre-registration for this event is required as space is limited. To register for the event, please call the Maxey House at 903.785.5716 by Monday, July 6. The cost is $15 per participant. All supplies are included in the cost.