Simon: What do you suppose will happen if women use no makeup at all, and face the world as Nature intended them? It's a frightening thought, isn't it? Still, to a mere man it's amazing the variety of powders, creams, and lotions that a woman can be conned into putting on her epidermis. All in the hope of finding fame, adventure, or best of all, true love.
Dave: And the whole setup made The Old Curiosity Shop look like Sachs Fifth Avenue.
The Old Curiosity Shop is a 1840 novel by Charles Dickens about an impoverished shop, and the orphaned girl who lives there with her grandfather.