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Makeup Museum & Nordstrom Partner for 1950s Exhibition

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The Makeup Museum and Nordstrom are partnering for the debut of the museum's1950s exhibition, where Nordstrom will provide a gift shop experience with products inspired by the era.

Makeup Museum has announced Nordstrom will merchandise its gift shop beginning May 1, 2020, which is the museum’s official debut of the immersive Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America exhibition at 94 Gansevoort St.

Gift shop merchandise will include products to create the perfect cat eye, red carpet essentials, iconic fragrances and a curation of red lipsticks alongside tote bags, compact mirrors and other items with exclusive Makeup Museum designs.

As part of the partnership, Nordstrom stores in top markets will give customers the opportunity to purchase Makeup Museum themed products tied to the history of makeup and its ongoing impact on society.

The Makeup Museum mobile app and website will allow customers to click-to-shop on the Nordstrom website for artifact-inspired finds. A wide variety of artifacts––including Max Factor's 1959 Creme Puff compact, Erno Laszlo creams and treatments from Marilyn Monroe's personal collection––will be showcased in the exhibit's 1950's artifact gallery.

Tickets go on sale March 1, 2020 and a waitlist to sign up for early access is live at https://makeupmuseum.com.

“Iconic retailers were an important part of the retail experience for the 1950s beauty consumer, and so much more than just a place to shop," Doreen Bloch, Makeup Museum co-founder, said. “There was a true thrill of getting to see and feel the latest products on the market first-hand.”

“A great example of a 1950s era beauty retailer is the one recently depicted in the show ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ which illustrates perfectly how much at the heart of the retail experience the beauty counter was for the women of that time,” Rachel Goodwin, makeup artist and Makeup Museum co-founder, said. “Women flocked to these modern temples not only to discover new products and trends but also to take part in a cultural and social experience as well. Our hope at the Makeup Museum is to provide our visitors with a small window into what that type of retail environment would have felt like for the consumer of that era by offering a current range of hero products through a unique historical lens.”