Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover designer Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Today, a great percentage of women (and a small percentage of men) apply makeup daily. There’s a simple reason for this: they would like to look good. The refined (and sometimes not so subtle) touches of pigment and tone can make an enormous difference. They are able to hide flaws in the skin and improve the natural appearance of certain facial features.
In spite of a small microcosm of angry feminists, the “beauty industry” is a billion-dollar (trillion, maybe?) industry in the us and around the world. But unlike today’s modern women, they weren’t wanting to impress that cute guy at work or the guy at that important appointment. As well as the Egyptian women weren’t trying to catch the attention of the burly structure foreman working on the pyramids or the neighborhood pharoah either.
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Their sights were aimed a little higher. These were trying to impress the gods. Archeological proof shows the Egyptian women were dolling themselves up as early as 4000B.C. This was mainly, or at least in good part, to please the gods, as the women felt the look of them was directly related with their religious well worth. Therefore the Egyptians created the first cosmetics (no word on if they received makeovers at malls along the Nile).
Green shades went on the lower eyelids; dark and dark grey were applied to the lashes and upper eyelids. Dark colors were said to ward off “evil eyes”. Egyptian women put a mixture of red clay or ochre and drinking water or animal body fat on their cheeks and lips- the first blush and lipstick- and applied henna to their nails. When it arrived time to eliminate all of these makeup products by the end of your day, they used a type of soap created from veggie and pet natural oils and perfumes.
The connection between beauty and spirituality continued to be for centuries, until the Romans gained power. The Romans used many of the Egyptians’ cosmetic formulas, but their primary motive was to boost their appearance for one another (especially the Roman men). The “god factor” did not enter into it. It brings one which most precious of most goods: admiration. And in the end, isn’t that what most of us want?
It’s enough for me to just wear this and lip balm during the week, too. I love the creamy also, moisturizing texture. You can just apply with your hands as if you would your moisturizer. By now, you have all noticed me rave concerning this tinted lip balm. It’s costly, but so worthwhile, in my opinion.