Have you ever heard about a device that can measure beauty or a device that can point out the flaws of the face very precisely? Such a device was found in the 1900s which had the looks of a torture device from ‘Hellraiser’ nightmare.
Max-Factor designed this device called as the beauty micrometer which looks no less than a medieval torture instrument. The beauty micrometer is a scary-looking device with metal strips and loose screws.
Max started working at a very young age and was inclined towards the cosmetic sector. He is also the founder of Max Factor and Company which sold various cosmetic products since 1909. He loved experimenting with different styles of makeup and beauty products.
The beauty micrometer has flexible metal strips rooted which align with the person’s facial features. The word ‘make-up’ was also introduced in the same time period. The strips are held together by a set of 325 screws which can be adjusted according to a person’s face. It is also known as the beauty calibrator.
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It was launched in the early 1930s. Soon after the launching of this device, Max Factor started giving beauty treatments to big Hollywood celebrities. He also gave personalized makeup to many celebrities and claimed that whoever took the treatment would qualify as the A-list glamour.
The inventor said that there are two basic parameters to be checked, one was that the height of the nose and forehead should be the same and the other was that the eyes should be separated by the width of at least one eye. In 1929, Max was awarded in the Oscar for his involvement in the craft of film. Only one such device is claimed to exist and is displayed in the Hollywood Entertainment Museum.