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Green 3rd Brit Lit
Makeup Centuries Ago Vs Now
Makeup has been around for a long period of time, Cosmetics have been used in various mediums; such as religious or cultural traditions, to fix or hide an imperfection, to enhance beauty and to help with self-esteem. Cosmetics are available in various forms such as eyeliners, lipsticks, mascaras, powders, eyeshadows, and creams. Makeup now-a-days portrays a major role for both women and men. However, in today's century people aren't seen out of the ordinary if they wear makeup.
The Egyptians were the first known cosmetologists both men and women . They believed that eye makeup acted as protection against evil spirits, Horus, whom was the God from the sky and the sun. They also used it for medical reasons, such as to help with any eye diseases. Another way they used it was for traditional purposes, in which mothers will apply, kohl after birth, this was to prevent the kids from being cursed with the "evil eye". (Sandeen 2) The way kohl was made during this time made it a good disinfectant.
Egyptians were known to use whatever natural resources that surrounded them . The way Egyptians applied eyeliner came from hieroglyphics.(History of makeup in egypt) They were known to be very creative by inventing the almond eye look. Cleopatra was known for her extreme eye look which were two thick bold lines extending form the inner corner of the eyes towards the temple. Although Egyptians were the first to be recognized for inventing makeup there are many other ancient societies that used makeup as well.
Romans by the middle of the 1st century Ad, started using cosmetics. (Roman makeup) Roman women used a variety of cosmetics such as foundation creams, eye-shadow, eye liner, and lip colors. The higher the status of the woman the more make-up they wore. As for roman men that wore makeup they were looked immoral and feminine. The romans started using cosmetics for ritual purposes, but as time went on, they became part of their lives.
During the 1950's vintage makeup was the hottest trend. During this era makeup didn’t influence the cultural or religious aspects, makeup was used more for vanity. Movie stars, such as Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Kelly involved a huge impact on sales, due to every women wanted to be on the hottest trend.(History of Cosmetics) More Makeup Brands and products started to appear on the marketing. Some of the new cosmetic brands were Max Factor, Revlon, and Pond.
Now a days makeup is an everyday habit in people's life. Makeup cosmetics are not just worn by women but by any gender, age, race and color. Makeup is a revolutionary tool which can transform a person and give them the confidence and self-esteem they need to succeed. Social media is a big influence on makeup brands and cosmetics due to all the advertising. Teenage population is the most money consuming in makeup cosmetics due to unrealistic expectations of what society says they should strive to look like.
As you can see, Makeup has changed dramatically as our society has grown. More and more makeup products and brands have been created and are still continuing to grow. From Egyptian makeup to our modern world makeup the formula and techniques have changed drastically. In today's time you can buy a twenty dollar lipstick or a six dollar one from a drugstore. Makeup looks will change throughout the years and makeup companies won t
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"A History of Cosmetics from Ancient Times." COSMETICS INFO, www.cosmeticsinfo.org/Ancient-history-cosmetics. Accessed 2016. This website has information about the decades of makeup. Provides facts about the evolution of makeup from decades ago.
"THE IMPORTANCE Of COSMETICS TODAY." The Beauty Bite, thebeautybite.com/ the-importance-of-cosmetics-today.html. Accessed 2016. The Beauty Bite website provides information about the importance of cosmetics today in life. Which will provide what I need to support my thesis for my research paper.
Cruz 1s, powders, eyeshadows, and creams. Makeup now-a-days portrays a major role for both women and men. However, in today's century people aren't seen out of the ordinary if they wear makeup.
"A History of Cosmetics from Ancient Times." COSMETICS INFO, www.cosmeticsinfo.org/Ancient-history-cosmetics. Accessed 2016. This website has information about the decades of makeup. Provides fa