Women have been playing with and wearing makeup since the beginning of time. And, along the way, many men have also discovered cosmetics and the secret beauty they have to offer. Makeup is worn for several different reasons, enhance features, conceal, or simply as a form of self - expression, just to name a few.
A Look Back
Women throughout history put their health at risk with many of their homemade cosmetics. In some cultures, for example, women used arsenic, lead, mercury, and even leeches to give themselves the pale appearance deemed beautiful in the old days.
Egyptian women apply galena mesdemet (made of copper and lead ore) and malachite (bright green paste of copper minerals) to their faces for color and definition. They use kohl (a combination of burnt almonds, oxidized copper, different colored coppers ores, lead, ash, and ochre) to adorn the eyes in an almond shape. Women carry cosmetics to parties in makeup boxes and keep them under their chairs.
The Chinese stain their fingernails with gelatin, beeswax, and egg. The colors are used as a representation of social class: Chou dynasty royals wear gold and silver, with subsequent royals wearing black or red. Lower classes are forbidden to wear bright colors on their nails.
Grecian women paint their faces with white lead and apply crushed mulberries as rouge. The application of fake eyebrows, often made of oxen hair, is also fashionable.
Chinese and Japanese citizens commonly use rice powder to make their faces white. Eyebrows are shaved off, teeth are painted gold or black, and henna dyes are applied to stain hair and faces.
Grecians whiten their complexion with chalk or lead face powder and fashion crude lipstick out of ochre clays laced with red iron.
In your teens and earlier years, layering foundations and powders and colors was a favorite, the more makeup, the better the look. Do you remember any of these famous looks?
Madonna and Brook Shields were best known for their bold and bushy brows.
Adam Ant and Prince, a couple of male examples, sporting their best made up looks.
Jennifer Aniston was and still is considered a natural beauty with simplistic makeup.
Britney Spears is best known for her smudgy, sultry, smoky eyes and her show stopping body glitter.
Two icons from the same decade with two completely different looks. Who did you identify with more?
Today, we understand that what we apply to your skin gets absorbed into our bodies and that it’s very important to ensure the products we use are not only effective, but safe! As we mature, we start to think more about having our products work for us, more than what is visible on the surface. What does that mean? We want ingredients that target our concerns and prevent early signs of aging. We look for powerful ingredients. These two beautifying powerhouses are not only age-defying, but skin nourishing as well.
Ceramides are found naturally in our skin. They aid in skin hydration by creating a protective barrier on the skin’s surface.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects our skin from damaging free radicals.
Now you need a product that includes these two powerful ingredients in your makeup bag.
Enter Culler Beauty™ Transformation Primer to instantly smooth skin and blur imperfections for a flawless looking finish. It is extremely lightweight and packed with anti-aging peptides and ceramides to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Wow, that was easy! One product to temporarily fill in the surface imperfections, that contains peptides and ceramides to help to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use the primer to set the stage for a truly flawless looking skin.