Max Factor demonstrates the beauty micrometer, 1935

Max Factor demonstrates the beauty micrometer, 1935

Though this strange scary-looking device resembles a medieval torture, it was invented by make-up legend Max Factor (Maksymilian Faktorowicz) to help in the identification of the areas of a person’s face which need to have their appearance reduced or enhanced by make-up. This gadget was called the beauty micrometer or the beauty calibrator. Max Factor’s device was…