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The History Of Cosmetics And Makeup

November 1st, 2016

The history of cosmetics and makeup goes back a few thousand years. Depending on what century one was born in cosmetics and makeup had different meanings for different people throughout each century. You should also know that cosmetics and makeup have different definitions. Here you will learn the difference.

Cosmetics are anything applied to the face or body in order to improve your appearance. Cosmetics include anything from cold cream, hand cream, eye cream, astringent, after-shave lotion, suntan lotion, talcum, bath powder, body paint, solid perfume, bath oil, bath gel, hair dye, hair bleach, mouthwash, nail polish remover, moustache wax, facial pack, mud pack, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, cream rinse, hair mousse, styling gel, hair spray, shaving soap, shaving cream, shaving foam, depilatory, deodorant, antiperspirant and the usual facial makeup.

Makeup is a branch of cosmetics that has to do with beautifying of the face. So, eyebrow pencil, mascara, eye shadow, eye liner, rouge, blusher, toner, lip slicker, face slicker, lipstick, lip rouge, lip liner, lip gloss, powder base, moisturizer, foundation, loose powder, pressed powder, bronzer and pancake makeup comprise a small part of cosmetics.

The first evidence of cosmetics usage is found in ancient Egypt around 4000 BC. The Romans and Egyptian used cosmetics containing mercury and white lead. Ancient Egyptians had a wide extent of make-up tools. One of them is kohl, which was used to outline the eyes. Kohl is made up of lead, copper, burned almonds, soot, and other ingredients one of which may have been arsenic. It was believed that eye makeup could ward off evil spirits and improve the sight. Even the poor wore eye make-up in ancient Egypt.

Cosmetics were also used in Persia and what is today the Middle East. One of the earliest cosmetologists was the physician Abu a-Qasim al-Zahrawi, or Abulcasis (936-1013 AD), who wrote the 30-volume medical encyclopedia Al-Tasrif. A chapter of the 19th volume was dedicated to cosmetics. Al-Zahrawi considered cosmetics a branch of medicine, which he called “Medicine of Beauty.”

During the early years of the 20th century, makeup became fashionable in the United States and Europe. But the most influential new development of all was that of the movie industry in Hollywood. Among those who saw the opportunity for mass-marketing cosmetics were Max Factor, Sr., Elizabeth Arden, and Helena Rubinstein.

Flapper style era influenced the cosmetics of the 1920s, which embraced dark eyes, red lipstick, red nail polish, and the suntan, invented as a fashion statement by Coco Chanel. Previously, suntans had only been sported by agricultural workers, while fashionable women kept their skins as pale as possible. In the wake of Chanel’s adoption of the suntan, dozens of new fake tan products were produced to help both men and women achieve the “sun-kissed” look. In Asia, skin whitening continued to represent the ideal of beauty, as it does to this day. During the 1960s and 1970s, many women in the western world influenced by feminism decided to go without any cosmetics. Cosmetics in the 1970s were divided into a “natural look” for day and a more sexualized image for evening.

Cosmetics and makeup in ancient times stood for symbolism of the class of your family. Throughout the years, men and women have used makeup for different reasons. As of today, cosmetics and makeup is used or not used by people who want to make a statement one way or the other.

Enthrall Your Sister By Gifting Cosmetics And Perfumes On Rakhi

November 1st, 2016

The vibrant festival of Rakhi is all about merry making, grand feasting and exchanging gifts. Celebrated annually not only in India but also in various other countries by the Indian diaspora, Rakhi is enjoyed by one and all. The festival is marked by sisters tying rakhis on the hands of their brothers and brothers presenting gifts to their sisters. When it comes to selecting gifts for sisters, it becomes quite a problem for the brothers owing to the high demands of their sisters. If you face similar situation every year, for Rakhi 2011, can come as your saviour. And in case, if you stay in a different country, you can certainly take our help for sending gifts to India on Rakhi.

Formed in the year 1999, is helping the global Indians or the NRIs to send rakhi to India along with rakhi gifts. No matter, in whichever part of the world you are located, with the help of our site, you can send gifts from our breathtaking collection of rakhi to India as well as rakhi gifts. Our awesome collection of rakhi gifts has been classified into various categories so that our worldwide clients do not face any difficulty while choosing the gifts.

You can select gifts for your sister from the various categories and sections like; ‘Rakhi Hampers’, ‘Relation Wise’, ‘Personalised Rakhi Gifts’, ‘Rakhi Return Gifts’ and ‘Rakhi Gifts’. Some of the most popular rakhi gifts for sisters include chocolates, electronics, apparels, perfumes, bags, beauty products and the like. If you have decided to give perfumes and cosmetics to your sister on Rakhri 2011, then you can make your choice from various categories where both these popular products are stocked.

Our excellent collection of alluring fragrances are displayed in the sections of ‘Rakhi Gifts’, ‘Gifts for Sister’ and ‘Rakhi Return Gifts’. Each of the different section is filled with perfumes offered by some of the most renowned international perfume brands such as Chopard, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Davidoff, Hugo Boss and lots more. If you want to send something else along with perfumes as rakhi gifts to India, then you can browse through the category of ‘Hampers for Sister’. In this popular category of rakhi gifts, you can send hampers that come with with a combination of gifts of perfumes and chocolates.

There is a different category of perfumes, known as ‘Miniature Perfumes’, offered in our website. Here, you can avail smaller versions of perfumes coming from well-known brands. Choose from ‘CK One Summer – Miniature’, ‘Dior Forever Miniature’ and many more from this category. You can also browse through the category of Perfumes in the Rakhi Gifts section, where varied brands are available.

Similar to our perfumes collection, you can get a wide range of beauty products in ‘Rakhi Return Gifts’, ‘Rakhi Gifts’ and ‘Gifts for Sister’. Cosmetics of numerous internationally renowned brands are displayed in each of these different categories. Some of the noted brands from where you can choose the cosmetics are Garnier, Loreal, Pond’s, Lakme, Dove and a lot more.

Starting from make-up kit to hair care products, skin care products and many more are stocked in our website in the different categories of cosmetics. If your sister prefers cosmetics from a particular brand then you can go for the respective brand. For example, if L ‘Oreal is your sister’s favorite brand, then you can choose products from that brand from our website. Beauty products are always appreciated by sisters. If you send the same on rakhi, you sister will certainly be enthralled.

Now if you are wondering when is rakhi in 2011 so that you can place your order accordingly, it must be remembered that this grand festival will be celebrated on August 13. Apart from these, if you want to send something that is created by you, then you can go for rakhi greeting cards if you know how to make a rakhi greeting card. With perfumes, cosmetics and a rakhi greeting card, be sure of the fact that your sister will have a memorable rakhi in 2011.