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Accessories for carrying cosmetics on the person. Usually made of metal or plastic and can be quite decorative. Interior most often contains a mirror in the lid of one half and face powder in the other half, but may also have compartments for rouge or lipstick or a fitting for the attachment of a lipstick case. NMAHDC

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12yrs ago

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