Friday, 5 April 2013

History Of Makeup


Hiya People,
Since the time I've entered the lovely world of makeup I have been researching about this industry and products. I've come across numerous articles and today would like to share few details wid you regarding this mesmerizing world of beauty.
The content is taken from many different sites as well as personal experience and research, hope you find the read entertaining...njoy!

Every woman, whether she chooses to acknowledge it or not, has an innate desire to be desired. Even the staunchest of feminists want to be accepted by other feminists. It goes without saying that we, as human beings, don’t enjoy being disliked and we go to any measure to make ourselves more readily acceptable to others. For women, one of the easiest ways to improve confidence and self-image is makeup.



  • Roman senate elected the (short lived) law called “LexOppia” which prevented females to obtain and wear cosmetic products in public. This was implemented because high class women from Rome managed to spend fortunes in obtaining extravagant cosmetic products from India and Middle East.
  • Between 1920 and World War II, Chemist and cosmetologist invented face mascara, eyebrow pencils, lip gloss, sunscreen oil and hairspray.
  • Nail colors were invented in ancient China, but were used only by nobility and aristocracy. Ordinary people were executed if they were caught wearing it.
  • Discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb sparked the worldwide acceptance of eye liner products.
  • n 15th century, women preferred not to have any hair on their face. Because of that fashion style, famous Mona Liza does not have eyebrows.
  • After Crusades, trade with Middle East, India and Africa introduced Medieval Europe with many cosmetic products.
  • Shimmer in lipsticks was often induced by adding small fish scales into its formula.
  • Sales of lipstick skyrocketed in 1915 with the introduction of portable lipsticks.
  • Early 20th century marked the time when cosmetic products finally became accepted by the public. Large marketing campaigns, numerous inventions, and fashion swings gave the birth of almost all cosmetic products that are used today.
  • In 1960s, young girls were finally able to start using moderate amounts of make-up.
  • Cosmetic industry moves around the 20 billion dollar each year

The first archaeological evidence of cosmetics usage is from Ancient Egypt about 6000 years ago. Not only was it an important aspect of their daily culture, it was deeply incorporated into their mummification and burial traditions. Archaeologists have found small clay pots of makeup in even the most humble tombs. Yet, as important as beauty was to the Egyptians, cosmetics served another purpose – protecting them from the elements, warding off the sun’s burning rays, and repelling insects.
 Application of makeup also served as a ritual to honor their gods or goddesses




Amusing Facts
The ancient Romans considered wrinkles, freckles, sunspots, skin flakes and blemishes to be unfavorable. To soften wrinkles, they used swan fat or donkey milk. Sores and freckles were treated with the ashes of snails.

Dying your hair black in ancient Rome involved feeding leeches, putting them in vinegar, leaving the substance to ferment for two months and thicken into a paste, then applying the mixture to the hair and allowing it to dry for a day.
Egyptians used henna to stain their nails before nail polish was invented.

The first nail polish was invented in China in 3000 B.C. by mixing egg whites, beeswax, gum and colored powder.


In 3000 B.C. pale was desirable.  People had to “bleed themselves” by using leaches or cutting into a vein to achieve this look.


Underarm hair was first said to be unfeminine by the Wilkenson Sword razor company in 1915 after a woman appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine without any.


In 1952, roll on deodorant was inspired by the ball-point pen.



In ancient Rome, cosmetics were usually produced by female slaves called Cosmetae, hence the name.




The Facts on Max FactorEveryone is familiar with the brand. But do you know how the most famous cosmetics company started? Max Factor is considered the father of modern makeup and the company he built literally changed the face of cosmetics history.  He built a giant cosmetics empire with its roots in the  film industry.   Though the business no longer operates in the US,  Max Factor was a household name for decades, bringing the glamour of  Hollywood stars to women the world over.Originally a chemist, Max Factor became fascinated with cosmetics, opening his first shop in Moscow  selling his hand made rouges, creams, fragrances and wigs.   In 1904 he became the official beautician and wigmaker to the Russian Royal Family.He moved his family to LA in 1908, where he opened a cosmetics and wig shop in the theater district.  In the early years of film it was very difficult for actors and actresses to find make up that was appropriate for wear on  the big screen.  The greasepaint worn for the stage was much too thick and didn’t hold up well under studio lighting.  Determined to make a mark in the film industry he worked his magic and created a special  make up that  would look more natural on film and  not crack or cake under the hots lights of a movie set.   More and more actors and actresses started showing  up at his shop eager to try his new “flexible greasepaint”.After Max Factor’s death in 1938, the company was taken over by his son  where he continued the business of being the top innovator in the beauty industry.



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Hope it was an informative read, take care n have a lovely eve
Love
Priya :)

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in 180, Vintage Pink

Hiya Fellas,
I came across this irresistible colour a fortnight back and just could not walk away, am sure you all can relate to the feeling when you just love a particular product and still walk away but ur heart, it just dose not seem to listen, finally you make the splurge just for the sake of your dear heart ;) whatttt!! common people it's not like  I did not try to walk away, it's just the lipstick was calling to loud "Take MEEEEEE" :P ....Pstttt that happens to me almost everyday...but that's nother storey...
Ok so moving on it's a lovely pink colour with purple undertones and will look super on very fair gals.


Yes just like it's name it is hydrating and is semi matte in texture. Comes in a cute pakaging and stays for 2-3hrs on my lips widout drying 'em. For those who like soft pinks this shade will haunt you till you end up buying it since it's like a perfect soft pink. Even those wid pigmented lips can use this shade.


But having all said n done this shade is not for me since it tends to wash me out. I club it wid it a darker gloss only then dose it do justice to my impulsive splurge. If you have a fair-medium wheatish skin tone like me I will not recommend this shade but for those wid very fair skin this is a gorgeous shade.


Priced at Rs.475/- I personally find it not a must have shade but is worth the outlay. Chalo then people I'll be off n while I was reviewing this lippy this is what I was chowing down wid a happy face ;D lemme give u a visual treat ....


A huge box of different cookies coated wid Chocolate...Chocolate n more...CHOCOLATE!!!! :D YUMMMMMmmmmm...



What!!!! u're still here, go treat yourself to a sinful treat ;) have a fab day!

Giggles :)
Ur Priya

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