Most girls and women I know wear makeup of some sort on a regular basis. Even if you’re “low maintenance,” you probably own more than a few products. Of course, we’re lucky we live in this modern era, because women of the past sure had a different experience with their cosmetics. Please be seated for a little history lesson, and learn just how significant makeup really is.
1. The patent for nail polish dates back to 1919. It was light pink.
2. Roman women used belladonna drops to make their pupils look larger and sexier. Of course, belladonna is a poison so this practice didn’t last too long.
3. The Aztecs used beetles to make red lipstick.
5. Depending on when and where you were at the time, use of makeup either designated your wealth or your poor morals – it’s changed many, many times over the course of history.
6. Cleopatra was said to have soaked her ship sails in perfume so everyone could smell her arrival. Talk about having a signature scent.
7. Apparently, women spend about $15,000 in their lifetime on cosmetics.
8. Feminists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton wore lipstick as a symbol of freedom from oppression when they marched for the right to vote.
9. More women began to shave their underarm hair after seeing a model with shaved armpits in a fashion ad in 1915.
10. Women have often made their own beauty marks with patches of black velvet.
12. The first mass-market hairspray hit the shelves in 1960.
13. Coco Chanel popularized the suntan in the ‘20s. Prior to that, a tan meant you were a low-class field worker.
14. The first deodorant appeared on the market in 1889.
15. Women in the Elizabethan era resorted to crazy methods to appear beautiful, from shaving their foreheads to using arsenic and lead to keep their skin looking super-pale. They also believed lipstick had magical powers, and Queen Elizabeth was wearing lipstick when she died.
16. Elizabethan-era women also used coal tar as mascara and liner; many of them went blind.
17. Another way to keep your skin looking super-pale? LEECHES. Women were “bled” with leeches to keep their skin pale.
18. The FDA approves cosmetics in the U.S. One of their big NOs is using neon in nail polish, so while we may have neon-colored polishes, they’re not officially “neon.” You have to go to other countries for that.
19. A “geisha facial” includes a special ingredient to fight wrinkles – nightingale poop.
20. While the Greeks get credit for the origins of the word “cosmetics,” the ancient Egyptians were the first to use makeup.
21. The Egyptians also get credit for creating perfume, which they used cosmetically and also medically.
22. Women of the past have used all sorts of crazy ingredients to “cure” things like freckles, from fresh urine to crocodile fat.
23. A woman named Hazel Bishop developed the first long-lasting lipstick in the late ‘40s.
24. Estee Lauder was said to have “accidentally” dropped a bottle of her perfume on the floor of a department store so women would smell it and demand to know what it was, therefore creating a customer base for her products.
25. The beauty industry generates around $170 billion worldwide. CRAZY!!!
6 BEST MAKEUP LOOKS TO COMBAT ALLERGY FACE – CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST JAMIE GREENBERG AND ZYRTEC TELL US HOW
We may be welcoming the spring weather with open arms, but our allergies surely aren’t. In comes the pollen and swollen faces! If you suffer from allergies, then you might find it a bit hard to wear makeup. And with all these wonderful spring collections coming out, we’re not having it!
Read on to find out how to create 6 springtime makeup looks that are both seasonably trendy and perfect to conceal your worst Allergy Face.
1. Camouflage redness by using it to your advantage! Use a red or pink blush and apply it to the apples of your cheeks. Lightly dab concealer on your red nose to lessen the intensity. Add the same color you added on your cheeks to your lips for a natural (and even) look.
2. Play down a red nose by enhancing your eyes and using highlighter on your skin. Actress Debra Messing gets Allergy Face too, and uses this makeup trick! Use a concealer on your T-Zone to conceal redness and mix highlighter in with your foundation Add bronzer to conceal redness as well.
3. If you suffer from puffy eyes, rock a cat eye and avoid heavy makeup elsewhere. A brown liner is a great alternative to the usual sooty black look.
4. Color-correct redness by contouring your face. Dab a green-tinted concealer, then lightly apply a skin-colored concealer over the green and on any other uneven areas. Contour the face with a highlighter by lightly shading features to make them look symmetrical. Apply bronzer to the areas where the sun would naturally hit your face.
5. Watery eyes call for a standout lip! Draw focus to your beautiful lips with a contoured face. Use a red lip pencil to create the shape of your lip. Then, apply red lipstick for a classic Hollywood look.
6. Black is so slimming, not just for your body, but for your eyes too! If you are suffering from puffy eyes, embrace a smoky eye look by opting for black and gray shades. Add black liner to your inner lash line and apply loads of mascara.
I hope you have enjoyed!
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