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Long Has Makeup Been Around
HISTORY OF MAKEUP
at glossy magazine ads of beautiful women touting "the latest cosmetics
news," "the best mineral foundation," or "the most glamorous eye makeup
that's around," you might also think that makeup is a modern invention.
But the fact really is that makeup has been around since ancient times.
Through thousands of years of history and different countries and
cultures, one thing remains constant: people like to look good. Of
course, the types of makeup they used have changed over the years, from
dangerous substances like arsenic and iodine to today's safe, natural
mineral makeup, which uses naturally-occurring minerals.
Even in Biblical times, makeup was used to
enhance appearance. We know this because makeup is actually mentioned
in the Bible several times. For example, King 9:30 says, "When Jehu
came to Jazreel, Jezebel heard of it, and she painted her eyes and
adorned her head." Jeremiah 4:30 says, "What do you mean that you dress
in scarlet, that you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, that you
enlarge your eyes with paint?"
Archeologists have uncovered evidence of eye
makeup in ancient Egyptian tombs dating from 3,500 B.C. The ancient
Egyptians used kohl as eyeliner. It was made of copper, lead, soot,
burned almonds, and other ingredients. By the first century A.D., the
available makeup also included powders to make the skin whiter and
rouge made of red ochre for the cheeks. In ancient Rome, cosmetics were
made by female slaves called Cosmetae.
interesting to note that, just like in
modern times, there wIn China, there was even a legend that promoted a
makeup fashion: it was said that Princess Shouyang, the daughter of
Emperor Wu of Liu Song, was resting near some plum trees by the palace
when a plum blossom drifted down onto her face and left a beautiful
imprint on her forehead. It was said that the ladies of the court were
so impressed by the beautiful mark that they began to decorate their
foreheads with a delicate plum blossom design. This legend led to the
makeup trend called meihua zhuang, which literally means "plum blossom
makeup", which was popular during the Southern Dynasties (420-589), the
Tang dynasty (618 - 907), and the Song dynasty (960 - 1279)
the Middle Ages, the rise of
Christianity (which disapproved of cosmetics) somewhat dampened the
popularity of makeup. Still, some women still used it, especially among
the upper class. Being pale indicated wealth and status, because the
poor folk had to work outside all day in the sun while the upper
classes lived lives of leisure indoors. Thus, women used white lead,
soluble paints, white powder, or even bled themselves to get that
fashionable pale look. Queen Elizabeth 1 used white lead to achieve a
pale look known as "The Mask of Youth. "In the 18th and early 19th
centuries, the popularity of makeup again rose among the upper classes.
Being extremely pale remained the most popular look. Unfortunately,
many of the ingredients in makeup of that time were dangerous and
caused serious health complications. Makeup of that era included white
lead, mercury, and sulfur. To make their eyes sparkle, some women put
drops of poisonous belladonna in their eyes, or tried to achieve white
skin by swallowing chalk or iodine. Skin ulcers, poisonings, and
blindness were sometimes a side effect of these dangerous makeup
ingredients. It wasn't until recent years that safe, natural cosmetics,
including today's popular mineral makeup, began to come to market.
In the mid-to-late 19th century Victorian
era, primness and modesty were espoused, and garish makeup was
denounced as whorish. This, however, did not mean the disappearance of
makeup - instead, a subtler, more "natural" makeup look became popular.
Since lipstick and rouge were now considered scandalous, beauty books
of the time advised girls to bite their lips and pinch their cheeks
before entering a room.
The modern era of safer, commercial
cosmetics really began in the 20th century. That's when doctors began
working with commercial makeup companies to produce safer makeup that
women could purchase in stores. The 1920s and 1930s saw the rise of
lipsticks, the first-ever liquid nail polish, powder compacts, blushes,
and foundation. By that time, nearly all women wore makeup. Modern
cosmetics companies that we still know today began popping up. Avon
began as a perfume company in 1886, but soon moved into cosmetics.
Maybelline was founded in 1915, Revlon in 1930.
Nowadays, makeup has become even safer with
the increasing popularity of mineral makeup. Mineral makeup uses
natural, safe minerals, ground to a powder, as the makeup base. Among
the popular companies producing mineral makeup are Sephora,
BareMinerals, PurMinerals, and others. The base ingredients for mineral
makeup include titanium dioxide, bixmuth oxychloride, kaolin clay, zinc
oxide, and serecite.
The minerals in mineral makeup each have
their own beautifying properties. Zinc oxide is an anti-inflammatory,
and both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide protect skin from the damaging
effects of the sun. Kaolin clay removes impurities from the skin,
refines pores and helps clear up pimples, without removing the skin's
natural oils. Serecite reflects light, which helps to minimize the
appearance of wrinkles. Mica spheres and silk powders gives the makeup
a silky feel, which is why mineral makeup provides the best foundation.
Unlike the dangerous substances found in
cosmetics in the past, minerals makeup allows women to enhance their
beauty in a safe and natural way. This is why mineral makeup is
becoming more and more popular and is the latest makeup breakthrough.
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a hold of me there.I hope you have enjoyed!
History of Cosmetics
Nowadays we can't imagine our life without cosmetics. But nobody thinks that the
history of cosmetics is as long as the history of mankind! Thus at
different times various significance was attached to cosmetics. The
cosmetics could be used both in religious and in the decorative
purposes; both men and women could put it. Or, on the contrary, it
could be forbidden.
Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt
The word "cosmetics" is Greek. As well as
the word "space", it means "order" in translation – an order
in the Universe and an order on a face. In Ancient Greece, there were
cosmets – slaves, whose duties included bathing of the Greek
citizens in special bathtubs with fragrant oils. Also they were engaged
in massage. The word "cosmetics" as designation of means for makeup
applying was used at the International exhibition in Paris in 1867 for
the first time. This year soap makers and perfumers started
representing the production separately from production of druggists and
now you can buy cosmetics in any makeup store online.
The cosmetics was used in Ancient Egypt and the countries of Mesopotamia.
So, in Mesopotamia lipstick was known 5000 years ago. Ancient Egyptians
painted lips as well. In Ancient Egypt a special mix was used as
lipstick. This mix was based on animal fat with addition of beeswax and
a red pigment or red clay. Lipstick in Ancient Egypt most often had
dark shades. Except lipstick, Egyptians also used eye shadow, an
eyeliner, painted nails and hair. Eye shadow in Ancient Egypt was used
by both men and women, thus without the purpose to decorate themselves.
In those days, it was considered that the eyeliner protected eyes from
penetration through them into soul of the person of evil ghosts. For an
eyeliner Egyptians used paints from antimony (kohl – it is
still used as an eyeliner in the Muslim countries, it is a black stone,
crushed in powder and divorced usually with castor oil) and soot.
Cosmetics in Ancient Greece
Eyelids were painted with grated malachite,
mix of green copper and lead sulphide, ore. By the way, lead also
frightened off insects. Blush in Ancient Egypt was made of raw
materials of plants and bushes. On their heads, Egyptians carried oil
fragrant cones what already was connected with practical needs - they
protected from numerous insects of hot climate of Ancient Egypt.
Egyptians painted nails with henna – the information about
that remained in mentions of the most famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra.
By the way, Cleopatra loved cosmetics very much and even wrote the
whole treatise about cosmetics under the name "Drugs for Skin". The
first written data on cosmetics are also connected with Ancient Egypt -
Ebert's papyrus – the first written document which contains
advice for use of cosmetics.
In Ancient Greece cosmetic was also loved. About cosmetics, it is possible
to read in Homer's "Odyssey", in works of the famous Ancient Greek
doctor Hippocrates, who described a number of the means allowing women
to become even more beautiful. Greek women rouged lips, flushed cheeks
and dyed hair. The Greek girls made mascara from soot, lipstick from
the cochineal or with addition of such pigments as minium and cinnabar,
which are poisonous by the way. About virulence of some cosmetics, and
respectively their harm, became known later. At the time of Ancient
Rome, the doctor Claudius Galen would write about it. After all,
cinnabar is a mercury mineral, and minium – the mineral
containing lead in the structure, which is destructive to health.
Nevertheless, Romans used lipsticks all the same.
Ancient Rome and its history of cosmetics
In Ancient Rome, unlike Greece, not only women used the cosmetics, but
also men – they rouged lips and flushed cheeks. In Ancient
Rome, coal was used as eyeshadows, sea oak mainly of red color for
cheeks and lips, wax — as means for hair removal, barley
flour and oil — for removal of spots, and pumice —
for bleaching of teeth.
Cosmetics of Ancient Japan and Ancient China
Romans spent much time in baths, watching
purity of a body, and in solariums, soaking up the sun.
In Japan, women bleached faces, shaved eyebrows and on their place drew
two dense lines or black circles with black ink. The forehead was
painted with ink at the edges at the line of hair growth and lips were
rouged brightly. Lipstick of green color was used. Married women could
paint teeth with a black varnish. Men also used cosmetics –
drew small short moustaches, used aromatic substances, looked after
fingers of hands and feet, applying steam bathtubs. Women of Ancient
China, as well as Japanese, bleached faces and applied blush on cheeks,
extended eyebrows, let nails grow long and painted them in red color.
Middle Ages and Cosmetics
In Medieval Europe pale, untouched by sun faces were considered
fashionable, and the Catholic church was determined against any use of
cosmetics. After all, the main thing is a mental beauty, but not
physical. Nevertheless, women rouged lips and flushed cheeks. Also, the
high line of a forehead became fashionable – hair over the
forehead could be shaved off, eyebrows and eyelashes were plucked. A
high line of a forehead remained fashionable later – in the
period of the Renaissance.
At the time of the Renaissance, faces were painted with white lead,
lipstick and powder were used. Powder on an arsenical basis was sold in
Italy in those days. Such powder could be bought in a cosmetic shop of
madam Tofana from Tofana family. Very bright customers could use such
powder not only in the cosmetic purposes, but also as poison having
dissolved it in water. Madam Tofana finished her life on a fire. But
her business was continued by Teofania di Adamo also from Tofana
family. Teofania is considered an inventor of AquaTofana, poison which
secret hasn't been disclosed yet. This poison was without taste and
smell. Thus it killed gradually and symptoms of poisoning could be
easily confused with symptoms of an illness, for example, of a typhoid.
Generally men, husbands and lovers of fatal Italians, became the
victims of AquaTofana poison. Teofania was also executed by sacred
XVII-XVIII centuries and cosmetics
In XVII and XVII centuries, the periods of baroque and rococo, fashion was
set by the French yard. The cosmetic was used in large numbers in those
days. Both men and women used it – rouged lips with bright
lipstick, flushed cheeks and bleached faces (pale complexion was still
in fashion), powdered wigs, used various aromatic substances and
spirits in large quantities. "They try to muffle a smell of a dirty
body," - confessed the Spanish queen Izabel Kastilska in the XV
century. For all life, she washed only two times - at the birth and in
the wedding day. Louis XIV, the French king of the XVII century, known
as Louis the Great or the Sun King, also washed several times in his
life - and that on the advice of doctors. In those days, noblemen
washed only hands and a face in basins placed in their palaces.
Therefore, the French aristocrats and ladies of those times smelled not
as sweet as aromas of a tuberose and lavender, but of absolutely other
Cosmetics in the XIX century
In the period of rococo, the fashion on pale
faces amplifies – faces not only became covered with
whitewash, but also blue paint was put on the lines of veins. Thus
against a pale face had to be allocated with a bright red spot of lips
and rosy cheeks – both at women and men faces. And all this
was combined with hairdos of the improbable sizes. In England of times
of Queen Elizabeth I (the reign period November 17, 1558
—March 24, 1603), people on the contrary tried not to use
cosmetics, considering it to be unhealthy. At that time, there was a
belief that the cosmetics didn't allow skin to evaporate moisture.
British didn't love cosmetics in the period of Victoria reign (the XIX
century). However, to give some flush to cheeks, Englishwomen before
advent mercilessly pinched them from time to time and bit lips with the
purpose to give them a brighter color.
In the XIX century, cosmetics was used everywhere, not only by notable and
rich women as it was earlier, but also women with the average income.
The cosmetics became destiny of women, but not men, and its colors
stopped being bright and saturated, and came nearer to natural colors
by means of which faces were given healthy ruddy color. Excessive use
of cosmetics and a bright make-up was condemned in every possible way.
Thus the bright and defiant make-up became a sign of women of easy
virtue. The similar belief remained in consciousness of many and to
this day, though it is not the XXI century.
Fountain develops and manufactures new cosmetics that are suitable for all ages and all skin types.
Our products are designed to be used every day, and they will keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.
to choose eye shadows for day and for
If you already know what color range is obviously not yours I
congratulate. However, do you know what shades will be suitable for you
as a day makeup and on what it is worth counting, preparing for a late
appointment, a theater trip or a party? I will tell how not to be
mistaken with a color and to choose the correct palette for day and
night for your eyes — and in the spirit of the last make up
Owners of brown eyes are lucky: there are no "forbidden" shades for them.
However, experts advise to choose eye shadows in dusty-pink array and
shades with gold impregnations for a daily makeup. Going on a party,
make-up artists persistently recommend brown-eyed to show the
imagination. Don't miss the chance: safely count on high-pigmented
eye-shadows of shades of the sea and fresh greens. This gamma is
exactly what is necessary if you are going to snap eyes at the heart.
Blue and gray eyes
For an evening make up, brown-eyed can
choose eye shadows of the most courageous shades.
Blue-eyed beauties should be careful in a make-up: warm gray, brown and reserved
silvery eye-shadows are your options for labor everyday life. If you
want your admirers to roll in blue of your eyes after sunset, be not
afraid of palettes in bright mandarin (yes!) and saturated peach tones.
These shades are yours by right: shade them to eyebrows or mix with
scatterings of spangles. People around won't be able to take their eyes
off! The same rules extend on the owners of gray eyes!
Girls with blue eyes should pay attention to
eye shadows of peach and mandarin shades.
Unusual eyes of a brown-green shade need a claret-colored palette. The refined
scale will emphasize the expressiveness of your exciting look and will
underline the play of marsh and brown colors of an eye iris. However,
avoid pastel lilac and lavender eye-shadows. Leaving office, safely
draw smoky eyes in brown tones or Dior arrows with an angled brush,
shading the line of terracotta or chocolate shade a little bit.
For an evening makeup, choose classical
The green-eyed know that a playful spark wakes up in their eyes due to the
plum shades of eyeshadow palette. Cosmetics products in pink and lilac
gamma can provide the same effect. A violet palette is necessary for
you for a meeting with friends. For a formal make up, give preference
to translucent shadows with microscopic brilliant particles.
For an evening eyes make-up, it will be safe
to choose plum shades.
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The Many Uses of Fragrance
The numbers of fragrances available on the market today are numerous.
People from all over the world are taking advantage of bringing their
favorite fragrance. Today perfume becomes the day-to-day fashion and
all men and women are using the many types of fragrance product.
Fragrance is great for use in unscented body products such as lotions,
soaps, scent, body gels and more. We have over two hundred different
perfume and cologne that can be mixed for uncountable aromas. The
latest generation of exciting new uses for fragrances and body product.
The next levels of perfume are all about so much more than smelling
great. Many different fragrances are available; the choice of perfume
and cologne is the most difficult one to make. The most commonly
available fragrances include lavender, tea tree, rose, jasmine, pine,
lime, clove, tangerine, and grapefruit. As a marketing tool, fragrance
is also present in our everyday lives and it can be found in lots of
consumer products. Many cosmetic products contain fragrance or
perfumes, which can irritate sensitive skin and noses. The fragrance is
really, really pretty it's very fresh and very feminine. Online perfume
store has now launched a new fragrance collection called Dolce
& Gabbana and I'm so excited to tell you about these wonderful
fragrances. It will be in available in a collectible bottle. We use
fragrance to have a pleasing smell every day.
It is part of our daily routine. Everybody
has their favorite perfume and cologne that they love to smell and we
all have our own individual favorite fragrance that we love to
wear.Many Uses of quality fragrance last much longer than perfumes and
colognes because they are in a pure form. The terms fragrance, perfume
and cologne are sometimes used interchangeably but they don't
necessarily mean the same thing. For a masculine fragrance that's not
your typical college boy musk, check out Juicy Couture which is my
favorite fragrance in the history of the world. Best selling fragrance
for men and women are even sold as discount perfume, Cheap Perfume,
perfume and cologne. The main reason for the demand created for popular
fragrance for men and women fragrance products is that, they makes
people cool, fresh, relaxed and pleasant all over the day and it also
comes up with another advantage is that it can be used for any time for
the party or occasions.
There are simply hundreds of different uses
for fragrance aside from making yourself smell nice so why not try it
out for yourself and see which imaginative things you can come up with?
A good store will provide inexpensive perfume samples so that you can
test your reactions before buying a full bottle. Have you ever smelled
a Perfume and cologne on a friend and loved it. Have you then raced to
the perfume counter at your favorite store and purchased it. One of our
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Choosing The Right Perfume For You
Perfumes will contain several layers of scents creating a unique bouquet. These
layers are described as their 'notes'. These notes become more apparent
over time and what you smell when you first selected it may change when
you get it home.
Consist of small, light molecules
that evaporate quickly upon application. These form the initial
impression and often are the selling points to a selection. Top notes
may be described as fresh or clean smelling with the extreme being
strong in odor and volatile. Although that is the first impression they
usually evaporate quickly.
This emerges prior to when the
top notes evaporate. It is the main body and emerges in the middle of
the perfume's distribution process. The purpose of middle notes is to
mask the generally unpleasant initial impression of base notes which
over time become more pleasant. Usually more mellow and rounded, these
scents may emerge after two minutes to an hour after applying.
This materializes close to the
departure of the middle notes. The main theme of a perfume is the
middle and base notes. While base notes bring depth and solidity, the
compounds are usually bonds used to capture and promote the strength of
the much lighter top and middle notes. The large heavy molecules
evaporate slowly and are usually rich, deep bouquets that emerge 30
minutes after applying. Some base notes can still be evident
twenty-five hours after application.
Consider the following things when selecting
the right scent:
1. Think about the smells you enjoy most,
listing out those that bring back memories or that are meaning full to
you. If you are normally attracted to the outdoors then a perfume with
a flowery or woody note would be appropriate.
2. Your personality is another factor to
keep in mind. If you are the type of person that loves getting dressed
up then choose a one that lingers. If you are the more casual,
care-free person then select one that is fresh and clean. Another
alternative are those that have a combination of scents that can bring
out your personality. Choosing the right fragrance that represents who
you are is best.
3. Test before you buy. No one likes getting
a perfume home only to find out that it doesn't smell the same as in
the store. Inquiry about samples that can be tried out for a few days
before committing yourself to a potential disastrous purchase.
4. Get opinions from friends and family. Ask
if the fragrance is too strong, does it linger too long or do they like
it. Ideally we want to select a one that we enjoy wearing and the
people around us find it pleasing.
Upon understanding the base notes of a
perfume and what scents you are attracted to, you also need to keep in
mind that fragrances change when applied to the skin. So although it
smells wonderful in the bottle does not mean it will on your skin.
Apply a sample to your skin and allow it to sit for a few minutes. This
will determine if the perfume brings out the overtones of the essence
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There are several types of fragrance families and knowing what the difference
between them will make your selection for a new perfume easier. Each
one, whether they be floral, fruity, spicy, or musky come under one or
more families. Popular among teenagers are the fruity and citrus ones.
The more sophisticated like oriental, woody and fougere are popular
among older women.
Derived from citrus fruits most commonly from lemons, limes, tangerines and mandarin oranges. This
tangy aroma is lively, energetic, naturally refreshing, uplifting and
not overpowering. This can be worn in all seasons, perfect for casual
wear or in the morning for a fresh wake up scent.
This is the most popular for women
of all ages. The fragrance family is created mainly from flowers, such
as roses, gardenias, orange blossoms, carnations, jasmine and violets.
It is romantic, smooth and feminine in nature. Floral perfumes can be
worn for casual or romantic occasions.
This is bright with hints of apple,
peach, berry, mango and other juicy fruits. They are fresh and spicy
and create a compelling aroma. It is not overwhelming and great for
Has the essence of fresh cut grass,
crushed leaves, and other woody aromas. Blended with pine, juniper
leaves and herbs, considered more unisex than any of the other's and
great for casual daytime activities.
Reminiscent of clean mountain air
and fresh linen. Influenced by the sea, it evokes the natural aromas of
sandy beaches and salty air. It is clean, crisp and is almost masculine
and ideal for important events where you want to elicit images of
trustworthiness and professionalism.
With a mix of spices, amber,
balsams and resins making it an exotic and distinctly feminine scent.
Evokes images of the Far East, this scent tends to be muskier, rich and
slightly spicy with hints of vanilla, cinnamon and cloves. Perfect for
romantic dates when you want to display your seductive, feminine side.
Includes hints of bark and
moss and evokes perceptions of forest, mountains and meadows. This is
more unisex than the others and evokes a precise brand of no-nonsense
femininity. A sophisticated, strong, classic and complex scent that is
best suited for the older women as well as for the corporate office.
A combination of fresh herbs and
mossy ferns. Since this scent is stronger it is often used in men's
cologne. Considered a sophisticated urban style it is a great scent to
Spicy: This will bring you back to
grandmother's kitchen with smells of cloves, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom
and pepper. A comfortable and alluring scent that in a traditional way
evokes memories of love and warmth. This is appropriate for family
functions, casual meetings or to impress someone.
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The Evolution of the Perfume Bottle
During the 1900s to 1910s, the Art Nouveau style of art was very popular.
Perfume vials were made from crystal and were ladylike, whimsical and
floral in design. The lettering was usually gold and they had corked
stoppers and brass caps. The majority had wands in order to apply the
fragrance to the wrists or neck. During this time, atomizers came to
life in which a woman could apply a fine spray using a bulb applicator.
Manufacturers started creating empty vessels in order for "proper"
women to store their favorite fragrance. Also during this time was the
emergence of curvaceous bottles with glass flowers.
In the 1920s, with perfume being brought
back with the soldiers at the end of the war, the expansion of
fragrance sales prompted the need for companies to collaborate with
fashion designers to create new vessels. Hollywood was an influence due
to the rising success and glamour it eluded. Art Deco and urban
inspired designs gained in popularity. A simple rectangular vessel with
a glass topper was just as desirable.
With the onset of the Great Depression in
the 1930s, perfume sales drastically reduced. Those manufacturers that
were able to stay open gave way to producing cheaper machine made
bottles with eye-catching outer packaging.
In the 1940s with WW2 winding down, the more
creative fragrance package designs started to re-emerge. The public's
desire for elaborately designed artistic bottles led the way to paint,
enamel, metal or plastic attachments in order to distinguish one
fragrance from another.
As modern art movements like Abstract
Expressionism and Surrealism began to ease their way into the
mainstreams in the 1950s, artists sought out worthy patrons in the
world of fragrance. Many of the perfume bottles during this time period
were designed by fashion designers. While some were fashioned after a
rock-n-roll band, others designed the toppers to mimic hats and crown
The 1960s evidenced the return of
craftsmanship and folk art. Handcrafted artisans and independent
glass-blowing studios also began to emerge. This led to highly
decorative and distinctive bottles, usually inspired by fashion for the
In the 1970s, women were seen as strong and
independent. Metal was re-introduced into women's perfume decanters
making them more unisex and utilitarian. The stoppers in some cases
were replaced with screw tops allowing the fragrance to be applied more
as a splash than a dab. This pared down design signaled the more
liberal modern women could fit luxury into her life style.
1980s revolutionized the concept that
perfume was a toiletry item and thus more portable with the
introduction of the built-in atomizer. Plastic became more commonly
used allowing women to carry perfume in their purse. This made the
products more widely available to customers. Also during this time, the
vials were made in heavy clear or black glass geometric shapes with
gold metallic lids and other flashy details.
During the mid-1990s, the rise of
outsourcing led to fewer containers being manufactured in the U.S. The
more expensive fragrances were selling next to the lesser priced ones
in stores. Construction of the perfume vessel was becoming more
Today, perfumers are testing bottle designs
by using materials such as color-coated glass and light weight
plastics. There are many celebrity and fashion designer fragrances
emerging during this time which has led to more complex and bold
Ultimately, designers create perfume bottles
to lure the public to their products by grabbing their attention.
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How To Look Young And Fabulous In Your Thirties
Thirty is now the new twenty. The advent of new and advanced skin care makes
it easier for older women to look younger than their actual age. If you
just reached the magic number and are concerned about the right
products for your skin, then this article can shed some light on how to
help your skin fight wrinkles and free radicals.
Using facial care is the first step in
preventing ageing but using the right one is the most crucial of all.
Skin tones differ depending on the melanin content as such, using the
right product is essential. People that are fair-skinned usually are
more susceptible to irritation caused by UV rays since the skin is
thin. Irritation, redness and sensitivity to the sun are just some
problems that fair-skinned individuals have to endure. People with
medium skin tone or those with more melanin are less sensitive and as
such, they can use stronger products than fair-skinned people.
Skin Care Regime
People with olive tone have medium melanin
and as such they tend to look glowing at the same time. Although having
an olive toned skin is highly desirable, lesions or scratches tend to
look darker and as such it is important for olive-skinned individuals
to use gentle products especially exfoliant in their cleaning regime.
Another skin tone type is dark skin. This is due to the high melanin
levels in their body. Problems that most individuals faced include
uneven tone or discoloration when the skin is damaged due to cuts or
Fair skinned individuals would benefit from
using a gentle facial wash; usually those formulated as milky cleansers
as they are gentle and won't strip the body of its natural oil. To
block the sun's UV rays, one must always use sunscreens especially
those skin care products with high SPF of 50 or more before going out.
People with medium tone normally also have
oily complexions and as such, using light creams that are rich in
anti-oxidants will not only hydrate the skin but prevent it from the
feeling of heaviness that heavy creams usually have. Light creams also
do not clog the pores and are gentle enough that it will not lead to
Olive and Dark skinned individuals should
also use light cleansers and gentle exfoliants to encourage skin
regeneration. Brightening and hydrating masks are also recommended as
these help even out skin color while hydrating the skin resulting to an
even and refreshed look.
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An Honest Look At Classic Shaving
What is Shaving, really? Simply put, it is the process of removal of facial
hair with the help of any bladed instrument sharp enough, so as to
avoid injury and cuts to the face or the surrounding areas. This is a
necessary measure vital in a way, for the purpose of maintaining a
state of perceptive dignity, accepted and encouraged within a civilized
and progressive society. Now, a well shaven face can be achieved using
two methods, classic shaving and modernized shaving. While the latter
method makes use of electronic shaving machines and the types, the
former process utilizes a blade and lather. Classic shaving is as old
as the early civilizations and is still being followed with little or
So, what is classic shaving, after all?
Well, in all essence, it involves the use of a shaving kit, which
includes a shaving brush to form the lather on the face, a shaving
cream and a razor to cut the facial hair. It might also include an
after shave lotion or cream. According to grooming experts, classic
shaving is better than modernized shaving as it gives them a smoother
skin and you have a lesser chance of getting a cut.
New kinds of razors are launched each day in
the market for giving men a closer shave. As a result, twin blade
razors are very popular these days as they give a perfect and closest
shave without cutting the skin. Mostly, the blades in the razors are
made up of stainless steel which makes them resistant to water and are
reusable for some time. Some of the razors have lubricating strip for
better lubrication of the skin during shaving. These razors are cheap
and can be used for a while.
However, skeptics feel that classic shaving
may have some disadvantages when compared to its modern alternative(s).
Firstly, the time required to shave is too much as it involves applying
shaving cream and then shaving. Secondly, the blades, although being
resistant to water get rusted after a certain period of time.
Modernized shaving, on the other hand, gives a faster shave without the
help of shaving cream or foam and can therefore be used in times of
While opinions may vary from person to
person, the fact still remains that classic shaving always gets the
preference when it comes to having a closer shave and a smoother skin.
While time consuming as it may be, it more than makes up for it in the
final look it provides you at the end.
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Simple Dry and Effective Shaving Tips for Men
Dry shaving or wet shaving: every man's choices in attaining their desire
to keep their faces presentable and neat looking all the time. Both of
these types are important in order that they maintain that great outer
look; both can also be done by utilizing conventional and typical
razors. And when we speak about razors, using the electric ones can
have some advantages. Let me tell you, through this article, some
simple yet useful tips in doing dry shaving.
While wet shaving is the most traditional
and known way of shaving method; this entails the use of so much time.
What is with the rinsing of the area to be shaved before finally
removing all the hair by shaving them? However, with the fast paced of
life nowadays, apart from the technology and growing demands of men who
want to remove their facial hair in no time, dry shaving has been more
preferred. If you are quite new to this kind of method and want to
learn more about it, below are some tips that might help you learn
through the process.
• Always remember to shave along
the grain or according to the hair direction; this will minimize skin
irritation and problems. This is important in particular to those who
have sensitive type of skin and those who easily produce rashes after
• When doing a dry shaving, it is
always best to a razor, whatever type will do. But if you already have
an electronic shaver and want to prevent cuts and burns, you may use
it. It doesn't matter what kind of shaver you will use as long as you
are well comfortable with it.
• If you are the type of person
with a loose skin, it is best to pull your skin to make it tight while
you are shaving. You will prevent having cuts if you are using a razor
or beard trimmer for shaving.
• Applying too much pressure won't
do the work better. If you will apply too much pressure it may cause
damage and cuts to your skin. And if the situation requires you to
apply added pressure, this literally means that your razor is not sharp
enough. To avoid such, make sure that the razor is well maintained and
• Avoid rubbing the skin after
shaving; this is a big no when it comes to proper shaving. Rubbing may
cause irritation that may lead to rashes and to an uncomfortable
feeling. It is best to pat and moisturize the skin right after you
shave. This way the skin will be well hydrated, and fewer occurrences
of rashes will show.
If you are planning to do this method, be
sure that you have high quality razors or electric ones, this way you
will have a better kind of finish and prevent bumps and rashes. Many
people would settle for the cheaper ones, but quality is really
important to have a better quality of shaving too. If you want to try
this and don't have the right equipment, you can find a razor in almost
every store. However, in the case of electric razor, you may try to
look for it in various stores or through online purchasing, which will
definitely give you a lot of choices.
Dry shaving is really a great help for all
busy men out there. It minimizes the time needed for shaving but will
give you the benefit of having a clean looking face. Aside from this,
this method of shaving is the best when there is a pressing need for
you to shave but you don't have the necessary materials. It can save
you in a lot of different ways; hence, you would love doing this
method. However, as all things have their flaws and imperfections, the
dry method is not quite healthy for the skin and might not remove the
all the hair which are closely embedded in the skin.
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Laser Treatment for Cellulite Removal
Laser treatment for cellulite has proven to be one of the most effective
cellulite treatments. This procedure is carried out by a qualified
surgeon and achieves its goal by melting away the fat that bulges out,
break away the fibrous septate which lead to the indentation and
finally thicken the thermos so as to prevent recurrence of cellulite in
Fortunately, laser treatment for cellulite
is painless and can be completed under local anesthesia. However, the
patient will remain awake when the procedure is being carried out. It
takes just between 60-90 minutes for the procedure to get it done.
However the exact amount time it will take depends on the specific
procedure which you use.
The laser treatment is minimally invasive
and almost painless. The patient will not have to worry about going
under a surgeon's knife because a small needle with some controlled
radiation is used. The end result is smooth and well tightened skin.
For some time now, cellulite has been pretty hard to treat, but
excellent results can be achieved within a very short span of time with
the help of laser procedure.
The laser rays attack the anatomic root
which is responsible for causing cellulite and again, depending on the
exact laser treatment procedure which is adopted, longterm results may
be achieved. Laser Treatment for Cellulite increases the natural
thickness of your skin, therefore achieving a healthier and smoother
look that looks great for a long period of time.
There are however, certain things which you
should expect from the laser procedure. The physician will mark the
area to be worked on using a marker. A couple of very tiny incisions
will be made on the area where the cellulite is located. A numbing
solution or anesthesia will be used for the procedure, but again you
will remain awake throughout the procedure. Laser fibers are inserted
into the incision made via a cannula which will liquefy the excess fats
in the area before pressing it out gently.
After the laser procedure, you will
definitely experience some discomfort and bruising and in a few
instances, some liquid may leak out from the incisions. If needed, the
physician may recommend the wearing of a compression garment. The
patient may be asked to rest for a day or two before resuming everyday
tasks. However, it may take someone up to a week to resume strenuous
So if you've tried everything to this point
to get rid of your cellulite, none of which has helped; my suggestion
to you is this. Why not try laser treatment for your cellulite it is
truly one of the most effective treatments for cellulite.
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Common Grooming Mistakes of a Man
From harsh ultraviolet rays of the sun to the scars left on skin by rough
shaving, a man has to face different skin problems. It is therefore
important for a male to take care of his skin like a woman who
considers her skin precious and takes care of it. Modern day male
considers grooming as an essential part of his lifestyle, but sometimes
he falters and thus fails to make a lasting impression on others mind.
Sporting excess cologne
Let us see some of the most common grooming
mistakes by a man
Spraying that new branded cologne can make
others droll, but spraying it umpteenth times will surely bring down
the effect. The perfect places to apply cologne are around the neck, on
the wrists and behind the ears can make you smell good throughout the
Male skin is rough by nature. Regular
shaving acts as ice on cake. Leaving your skin in natural conditions
will increase your chances of getting wrinkles at an early age. A
moisturizer will make your skin look more radiant thereby leaving it
soft. Apply a good moisturizer everyday on your face and areas around
the neck to get wonderful results.
Believe it or not, nails are one of the
signs of a well-groomed man. Over grown or cracked nails are a turn off
especially when you are going for a date or making an important
presentation to the client. Keep your nails well-trimmed to prevent
fungal infections. Cut your nails once in a week to keep them look
Technology has given males electric shavers
and razors but the two most important things that are missed by them
are exfoliation and proper lubrication. To get rid of the clogged dirt
in your face, it is necessary to shave your face after a warm shower or
after using a face wash.
Applying gel is cool and it sets your hair
just the way you want it to be, but remember it is not a child's play
and applying too much gel will definitely destroy your look. Always go
for lighter pastes that keep the hair a bit fluffy and make it appear
stylish at the same time.
Remove those extra hairs from the nose that
often come out. Whether you are going on a date or at a meeting,
overgrown nose hair is the most distracting thing and sometimes also
creates a wrong impression on others.
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To Find The Perfect Concealer
Using a good concealer and knowing the right way to apply it, is key to
achieving a flawless complexion. Concealers are used to counteract
discolorations, lighten shadowed areas, disguise blemishes, scars and
tattoos, and work in tandem with your foundation to achieve the
appearance of an even skin tone. Concealer can improve your skin's
appearance dramatically, but only if it's invisible. The wrong colour,
consistency, or incorrect application will only draw more attention to
the problem areas, making them look worse, not better!
Formulations and Textures
The secret to concealing is applying the
concealer just to the area of discoloured or scarred skin. As a rule of
thumb your concealer should be one or two shades lighter than your
skin. The exception is when you are covering blemishes, scars and
tattoos, where you apply the concealer after the foundation, and thus
will need a concealer that matches your skin tone exactly, so that it
doesn't stand out. Most people need a yellow-based, not pink-based
concealer, because it flatters all skin types. The exception is dark or
black skin, which looks better in orange-based concealers.
With so many different types available on
the market it can all get quite confusing. This is why it is best to
consult with a professional Makeup Artist who will be able to advise
you on the best formula and colour for your specific skin concern. But
to give you a helpful guide as to what you should be looking for, I
will explain the different formulas available, and address some common
concerns and how best to tackle them.
Concealer comes in various formulas and textures. Different textures of
concealers are used on different problem areas, so it's important to
know which product is best for your particular concern and skin type.
For example, a concealer used to cover under-eye areas should always be
moist and creamy, whereas a concealer designed to cover breakouts or
broken capillaries should be much drier in texture so it will adhere
better and last longer.
Solid cream stick concealers give a full
coverage and are handy for those moments when you need to top up during
the day, but they can be quite difficult to blend. They are used
primarily for prominent blemishes and skin discoloration. They can be
used for under-eye circles but make sure it's creamy enough to blend so
that it does not sit in and accentuate fine lines.
Pot concealer provides a similar coverage to
stick, but is usually formulated with moisturising ingredients and is
less thick, so it is better for under the eyes. This is the most
commonly used by makeup artists because of the coverage it gives.
Tube concealer has a creamier texture, which
is lighter and less likely to collect in fine lines, making it great
for mature skins. It's one of the most versatile forms of concealer as
it can be mixed with foundation or moisturiser to create a much sheerer
product. It's one of the easiest to blend so ideal for under the eyes.
Wand concealers offer the lightest texture
and are excellent for evenly out skin tones. They provide a slightly
denser coverage than foundation and are quick to use. Some dry to a
powder finish that's great for covering facial blemishes because the
powder clings and makes it more long lasting.
Pencil concealers cover tiny imperfections
like broken capillaries, blemishes and other tiny flaws such as an
uneven lip line.
Oil free compact formulations are best used
on the face to hide pimples and spots. They are usually a
longer-wearing, drier texture that won't irritate breakouts. They are
also good for covering age spots and hyper pigmentation.
Highlight reflecting products help to hide flaws but don't actually
cover. Instead they have light reflecting properties that refract light
to help minimise shadowed areas like bags and wrinkles. Applied to the
shadowed area they help to brighten and bring forward the area to make
it less distinct. However they should be used sparingly.
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Common Skin Concerns
The skin around the eye is very thin and fragile. Just like an onionskin it
is transparent and everything underneath is reflected above on to the
skin. To cover under-eye discoloration (which is really blood vessels
that appear blue or grey when they reflect light), you need to find the
perfect texture and shade for you. A formula that is too moist will
'travel,' and slip into creases and fine lines. A formula that is too
dry will not blend easily and will appear cakey on the delicate skin
beneath. For mature skin, concealer is best applied delicately and
sparingly on the fingertip.
Depending on your skin tone the dark circles will appear in many different tones.
You need to choose the correct colour to counteract the colour of your
dark circle. This is when you need to consult the colour wheel. Colours
that are opposite each other will help to correct each other i.e. if
your dark circles have a blue undertone then you need a peach based
concealer to knock back the blue; if they have a more purple undertone
then you will need a more yellower based concealer etc.
A great tip for identifying under-eye
shadows is to tilt your head down, then look up and straight on into
the mirror. This will guide you as to wear to apply the concealer.
Before applying concealer always prep the
skin first by applying an eye cream and letting it soak in for 2-3
minutes, before blotting any excess with a tissue. The skin under the
eye tends to be dry, so moisturising the area will prevent your
concealer from caking.
Then take a brush and apply concealer along
the line of demarcation - where the discolouration begins on your skin.
Extend the concealer up and over the demarcation area with the brush
and then using your finger softly pat the concealer along the long of
demarcation to blend it in. Remember less is more. Be sure to also
conceal any darkness in the corners of your eyes and eyelids if
necessary. When applying your foundation be careful not to wipe away
the concealer underneath. Stipple or pat the foundation on over the
concealed area and then blend out.
When covering under-eye puffiness, apply
concealer to your dark circles first. Then apply your foundation,
before stippling on a lighter concealer just underneath the puffiness.
By highlighting the shadowy area underneath, you will bring it out and
make the puffiness recede.
To minimise facial blemishes, you will need a dry-textured concealer so
that it will cling better to the skin. Apply your foundation first and
then using a concealer that matches your skin exactly, apply the
concealer directly to the blemish with a small pointy brush. Then sweep
the brush around the base to blend the edges into the skin. Don't use
your fingers, as you will transfer bacteria on to your skin.
Broken Capillaries or Veins
It is important to apply the concealer only to the areas of discoloration.
Take a brush and draw a zig zag line of concealer on top of the broken
capillary or vein. This will help it to look more real rather than
painting on a straight line. Then stipple out the edges to blend.
To counteract the redness you should always use a yellow-based concealer
and apply it only to the reddened areas. Then stipple the outer edges
with your fingertips and gently blend into the skin. Stipple foundation
over the top to achieve a flawless finish.
Hyperpigmentation or Melasma
To correct age spots or brown spots, apply concealer only to the areas of
discolouration. Otherwise if you apply concealer beyond the line of
demarcation, you will lighten the skin that is already the correct
colour. After applying stipple the edges to blend and finish by
stippling foundation on top. Ivory and beige skin tones should use a
yellowy concealer. For darker skin tones an orange-based concealer
A scar is a raised area of skin with no pores, this makes it hard to
conceal, as pores are what makeup clings to. This is when specialist
skin camouflage creams are ideal and where it helps to see a specialist
Skin Camouflage practitioner so that you can be advised on what
products will be best suited to your skin concern. If you don't have a
concealer specifically suited to scars, try this trick. Apply
moisturiser to the area, followed by a bit of loose powder. The
moisturiser gives the powder something to cling on to. Then using a
brush, apply a concealer to the scar and blend the edges. The concealer
and the powder will mix together to form a drier textured concealer
that will stick.
For acne scars where there is variation of
texture, keep it as matte as possible and powder to make the skin look
There are so many great concealers on the
market it can be quite confusing for a novice so it's best to consult
with a specialist who will be able to advise you on what colour and
formulation is best.
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