For the purpose of mobility a pair of wing shape stencils is connected by a nut and screw passing through the elongated slots which allows the stencils to move horizontally and vertically. This procedure allows the adjustment of horizontal distance and an angle of the eyebrow cut-outs simultaneously.Seemingly helpful. I don't know why all eyebrow pencil pushers don't carry these today. After the jump, check out inventions dating back to the late 1890s...* *Note: this is by no means a complete history, just stuff I found intriguing. If you've got any particularly fun ones I missed, please leave info/links/suggestions in the comments. 1897: A "curling-iron which may be heated and such heat maintained while the curling-iron is in use" Patent number: 580877 Issue date: Apr 20, 1897 1898: Combined Manicuring Device and Cigar-Cutter
Patent number: 612990 Filing date: May 11, 1898 Issue date: Oct 1898 1922: "Method and apparatus for curling eyelashes in several bunches"
Patent number: 1542014 Filing date: Jun 5, 1922 Issue date: Jun 16, 1925 1926: a beauty compact with a "plurality of tubular parallel barrels [with] each socket member bearing a receptacle for beauty aids adapted to be partially and removably inserted within the respective receptacles"
Patent number: 1626312 Filing date: Dec 24, 1926 Issue date: Apr 1927 1927: "A theatrical makeup box for use by actors and actresses both as a handy carrying case for their makeup paraphernalia and as a dresser stand..." Patent number: 1650241 Filing date: Jan 13, 1927 Issue date: Nov 1927 1933: "a compact case cooperating with the said mascara brush such that the upper portion of the compact case is adapted to compress the protruding brush handle when the said upper portion latches with the lower portion of the compact case
Patent number: 1956936 Filing date: Apr 5, 1933 Issue date: May 1, 1934 1942: A cartridge-type lipstick with a "means for preventing rotation"
Patent number: 2336328 Filing date: Jan 16, 1942 Issue date: Dec 1943 1960: a face mask "designed to protect the face of the wearer from contact with atomized cosmetic preparations" Patent number: 3060445 Filing date: Feb 10, 1960 Issue date: Oct 1962 1968: "A finger-operated brush for the application of cosmetics" Patent number: 3505700 Filing date: Jul 24, 1968 Issue date: Apr 1970 1972: "A transfer for providing an eye shadow on an eyelid" Patent number: 3568684 Issue date: Mar 1971 1986: "A portable aerosol airbrush type gun apparatus is used for applying liquid cosmetics." Patent number: 4742963 Filing date: Feb 21, 1986 Issue date: May 10, 1988 1989: An eyebrow stencil kit for the "purpose of mobility a pair of wing shape stencils is connected by a nut and screw passing through the elongated slots which allows the stencils to move horizontally and vertically. This procedure allows the adjustment of horizontal distance and an angle of the eyebrow cut-outs simultaneously." Patent number: 5186190 Filing date: Dec 7, 1989 Issue date: Feb 16, 1993 1991: A disposable eye makeup shield Patent number: 5050624
Filing date: Jan 2, 1991 Issue date: Sep 24, 1991