I don’t know about you but I’ve heard some strange things about customized false eyelash. From the early tribal paints of Africa to the Egyptian Royalty, there are many unbelievable stories of how makeup was made and used. Here are five fun and interesting facts I discovered about makeup.
1. Max Factor was the inventor of pancake makeup back in the early 1900’s.
Pancake makeup replaced the previous grease paint that actors used in those days. It was a great breakthrough because it was so much lighter on the skin and didn’t smudge and melt off as easily. As more and more women began using it, customized false eyelash really became main stream.
2. Nail Polish or nail lacquer was invented by the Chinese around 3000B.C. Before that the Egyptians used Henna mixtures to die the skin and nails.
Aztec and Inca Indians used dried cochineal beetles to make a red dye for their lips and nails.
3. Helena Rubenstein is responsible for the popular use of mascara, she first used it on stage and screen actresses and it caught on very quickly. Thiomersal is a mercury based product that was used in mascara for many years; it has been replaced by other less dangerous chemicals.
4. Ground fish scales have provided the shimmer and shine in cosmetic products for many years. While it is an organic substance it is just one of the many disgusting things that are used in customized false eyelash and beauty products.
5. In the 1400’s when it was popular to look pale, women would deliberately bleed themselves or had someone do it for them. This was accomplished with leeches or by “cupping” (actually cutting a vein and draining the blood into a cup.)
6. For at least 300 years during the same time period, white lead with vinegar was mixed to create a toxic substance called ceruse, that made the skin look pale as it ate away at it. Eventually it made you crazy and killed you.
The reality is that makeup and beauty products have been around for a long time. They are a part of life for millions of people. What is a concern is the safety of these products. As you can see, in the olden days they put just about anything they wanted into the most widely used products, endangering and even killing the people who use them.
What you should take away from this is to look closely at the ingredients of what you buy today. Spend a few extra minutes finding out what’s in that newest shade of lipstick or the shiny eyes shadow you really like. What you find could shock you. You may decide you could do better with an organic product instead. Just watch out for the fish scales!
Emma K Peters is a professional makeup artist in film and fashion. You can find tons more articles, tips, tutorials and videos on her website at Ultimate Beauty Wisdom, as well as her makeup course.
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