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Recent Makeup Blogs
Recent Makeup Blogs
You can’t create beauty with makeup. Although, you can use it to enhance the beauty you already have. So, why makeup? Why do we go for a makeover before a big party? Why do we make ourselves up when we go out to lunch with our friends? What is the purpose of makeup? Is it the age old desire that women make themselves up for the sole purpose of becoming more attractive to men? Today, a huge percentage of women, and a small percentage of men, make themselves up every day. And, the reason is simple, they want to look good. Doesn’t it make sense that the essential function of makeup is to present the best possible version of ourselves to the world?
Of course there exists a small microcosm of angry feminists that do not wear cosmetics! However, don’t kid yourselves. It is most likely that Even those ” low maintenance ” women probably own more than a few cosmetic products!!! Hey, the cosmetics industry generates trillions of dollars every year. Therefore, a lot of women are wearing it!
The power of pigments, whether subtle or not so subtle, and the touches of shade can make a huge difference for a number of reasons. For example, pigments can hide flaws, imperfections, in the skin such as an outbreak of big red pimples. In this way,(the pigments) can give you more confidence. So makeup masks what you are insecure about. On the other hand, however, it enhances the things you love most about yourself, such as full lips, and long eyelashes.
Have you ever observed how much makeup other women wear? Which colors they choose and how they apply them? For instance, a woman can quickly swish some blush on her cheeks, and dab a bit of shimmering shadow on her eyelids to miraculously transform her looks from being sallow, pallid and tired-looking to having bright eyes and perfect dewy skin.
Do you think millions of us are vain because we spend time in our day performing beauty rituals in front of a mirror? And we do so whether we’re going to work, the market, a big event, lunch with the girls, or a date with someone special?
Makeup, the invention of Ancient Egyptian Women, goes back to approximately 4,000 BC. Unlike modern women, the ancient Egyptians made themselves up to please their gods. Therefore, they recognized that pigments could be applied to their face as a means to an end. They believed their appearance was related to their spiritual worth. (Click here for an ancient Egyptian makeup tutorial)
I remember, as a teenager, when my mom would tell me to “go put on my warpaint !” Makeup has ties to Tribalism. Warring Tribes wore warpaint to make them feel more powerful.
So, when we make ourselves up, we feel more powerful. As a result, we are ready to face any situation! (Click here for tribal warpaint makeup tutorial)
The connection between beauty and spirituality remained for centuries. Then The Ancient Romans adopted the Egyptian’s cosmetic formulas.
However, their primary motive for wearing makeup changed. (click here for an Ancient Roman Makeup Tutorial.)
Now, they wore it to please each other! Hence, the more things change, the more they remain the same.
Today, our movie stars, models, and even teenage girls working their first job at the mall make themselves up whenever they are presenting themselves to the world. (To learn more about the history of makeup click here)
Today, the sight of attractive girls and beautiful women still turn heads. Most of all, it brings about one of the most precious of human commodities; admiration.
Furthermore, it heightens women’s attractiveness . There is a reason and a purpose for the attributes we equate with attractiveness. Most important, humans are here to reproduce. And, in order to make that happen, humans need to be youthful, healthy and fertile. Therefore, makeup serves the purpose of amplifying the qualities of health, youth, sexual dimorphism, fertility and sexual reciprocity. Also, makeup is designed to draw attention to facial features such as facial symmetry, and even skin.
In addition, pigments that creates rosy, blushed cheeks and plump red lips imply that a woman is sexually aroused. Throughout history, humans have worked to exaggerate subtle differences between men and women simply that a woman is in good health. In other words, good health implies youthfulness, and youthfulness implies fertility. Psychological research shows that men care more about the appearances of women than women care about the appearance of men. Therefore, women turn up the volume with any part that is though to be a feminine characteristic.
There are many reasons why we make ourselves up that go beyond using it to become more attractive. For instance, it is sometime used simply as a choice of style. Women wear makeup like jewelry, clothes or accessories. It’s fun. And, it makes a statement. Sometimes, the only reason they make themselves up is “it’s just something they do”!
At some point in history, makeup that used to be worn for beauty got worn for style or got worn simply because women felt like it. It can become a habit. Also, it is fun to try different “looks”, just as it’s fun to try different styles of clothing.
Sometimes it is associated with an increase of self-esteem because women begin to feel better about themselves.
Nobody is born perfect. All of us have snags. For instance, we may have sparse eyebrows, acne scars, eyes that are too small, lips might be too thin, and our skin may not be as even or clear as we want it to be.
So, we put on some rouge and lipstick…….and Voila!
Makeup is your fix. And it gives you the opportunity to feel perfect in your own skin!