Cosmeceutical Collection, 2006
Basala Foam, Acrylic, Leather, Letter Press, Printed Images, Makeup Compacts
While on the outside the work appears to be a regular novel, upon opening it the viewer is confronted with a blush case, a compact mirror, and a tube of mascara. Within each makeup product is written histories and stories of the negative and often hidden dangers of makeup. Often, our identity is closely tied into our appearance, and by addressing the harsh realities of the makeup industry, Bailey forces viewers to confront their own identities as well.