“Make up is simply an extension of the personality and colors, clothing, makeup all express something”– Gene Simmons
Make up is a part of dressing up and half done is no fun; something that I learnt quite late in life. I used to always apply the usual liner or kohl until I was in university, then slowly by watching friends and other people, I graduated to using eye make up and blush. However, I used to wear all the above without using a base, such a big disaster! Luckily for me, I have an even skin tone, but I could definitely tell the difference after I started applying a base. I owe my friend for introducing me to the magic of make up! There are a lot of girls, who are still to discover this magic and I hope that it happens for them soon enough.
The art of make up goes back more than 1000’s of years. It’s been said to have been invented by the ancient Egyptian women who would burn matchsticks for the kohl and berries for red lips. Some of the more crude methods included using arsenic, lead, mercury and even leeches. Well, lets heave a sigh of relief that we no longer have to use such toxic mediums of beautification.
Today, the cosmetic industry has numerous laws against using any forbidden products or products that could have extreme side effects. The products used might have completely changed, but the purpose and effects have certainly just gotten more effective and advanced.