HOW MAKEUP HAS CHANGED THE WORLD | GUEST POST
Hey everyone, firstly I would like to thank Georgia for letting me guest post on her blog. It’s such a wonderful opportunity to have! Secondly I think I should introduce myself. Well, I am Becca from www.beccasloveforlife.co.uk and blog all about makeup, skincare, fashion and sometimes do lifestyle posts.
So what is this post going to be about you may be asking yourself. Well, it’s all about how makeup has shaped the world over the years. Makeup was invented approximately 12000 years ago by the ancient Egyptians. Back then it is believed that the ancient Egyptians make eye Kohls just like we have today however it wouldn’t have been made out of the same ingredients nor would it be in a pencil. It was belived eye Kohls were made by grinding green malachite, galena, cerussite, a white carbonate of lead, and sometimes small amounts of the lead compounds laurionite and phosgenite, into a powder and mixing it with either oil or fat.
Since the ancient Egyptians invented the first makeup item things have incredibly advanced. The first makeup companies were launched around the 1910’s and these were Elizabeth Arden, Helena Rubinstein, and Max Factor quickly followed by Revlon just before World War II and just after Estée Lauder. In 2017 there are loads (too many to count) however some of the first makeup brands like Estée Lauder and Revlon are still popular brands today. Over the years since makeup companies first launched the products they offer have also hugely increased.
Teenage girls all have fun playing about with makeup these days and I am one of them girls. I remember the first time I used makeup back in 2012/2013 I looked like an orange clown (too dark a foundation and didn’t know how to blend my blusher). But like everything practice makes perfect and over time I got better and better. New makeup trends came in and I was all over them such as the art of contouring and highlighting.
People wear makeup for all sorts of reason: to cover breakouts, dark circles and to just feel confident. I feel today more and more people wear makeup because they feel pressured into it but back when I started playing about with makeup it wasn’t like that, yes people wore it but more people didn’t wear it. Today I see 10 year olds wearing makeup and never at age 10 did I think I would wear makeup.
Today the makeup world has hundreds of different shades of products and formulas and back when makeup started there would have only been a handful of products on offer. It’s fair to say makeup has changed the world for the better and for the worst.
Note from Georgia:
Thanks so much to Becca who has participated in a Guest Blogger position on Georgia Anne. It means so much to me that she has taken interest in writing on here! Please do go and check out her blog, it truly is great!