An Introduction To Perfumes And Colognes

The word perfume is from a Latin phrase meaning “through smoke” and was thought to have been invented by the ancient Egyptians who burned fragrant woods and plants for their pleasant odors. Over the years perfume has been used, refined and enhanced by every major civilization and today perfume as we know it is a very big business. Today’s modern perfume has three main components: The scent – Virtually anything natural or synthetic that has an odor can be used in the making of perfume. Typically scents are made from flowers, citrus, spices, woods and sometimes even leather. The fixative – These ingredients act to stabilize the aromatic compound and help to make the scent last longer. The solvent – …

Aftershaves Have a New Face These Days

Ever wonder why so many men choose to have beards rather than go through the process of daily shaving? One reason leaps immediately to mind, the discomfort of shaving and the drying nature of many aftershaves leave men completely disinclined to endure the entire process. The good news is that there are many newer products on the market today that offer more comfort even during the after shaving process. There are new products in the forms of gels, crèmes, and lotions that promise comfort and relief from shaving while acting as moisturizes so your skin isn’t dried out as a result of the process. So ladies, if your man’s whiskers are becoming problematic, then you might suggest one of the …

A History of Cosmetics, Part 3

The cosmetics craze continued throughout the centuries into the 1900’s and began to see the earliest of the cosmetics industry being formed. Mrs. Henning’s House of Cyclax in London sold many products that you can still buy today from world famous companies like Avon. Another beauty salon owner found herself expanding her products to meet the demands of her upper class clientele from a facial cream that protects women’s skin from the sun to lipstick and face powder. Today, you can find a whole line of cosmetics from Helena Rubenstein. As the years went on, the popularity of beauty salons continued to increase. In 1909, a salon called Selfridges began to sell cosmetics out in the open ver the counter. …

History of perfume

What is Perfume? People have been using perfumes for pretty much all of recorded history. While hygiene standards have varied over the centuries (Queen Isabella of Spain, the 1400s, boasts that she’d only had 2 baths in her entire life), people have always wanted to smell good. And they’ve turned to perfume. So what exactly is perfume? Have people always understood it to be scented liquids in little glass bottles, as we know it today? Well, oddly enough, some of the earliest perfumes were kept in little glass bottles…. As the French say, the more things change, the more things stay the same. So let’s look at perfume through the ages, and see what we find. We see perfume now …

8 Tips For Choosing The Right Cosmetics For Your Skin Type

The right cosmetics for any skin type is important to create a fresh natural appearance as well as to prevent reactions to the cosmetics such as allergies with resulting rashes, itching and weeping or breakouts with whiteheads or blackheads and painful skin eruptions. Every person’s skin is unique and different areas on a person’s face may have different characteristics which must be taken into consideration when choosing appropriate cosmetics. If you’ve been disappointed when your powder eye shadow creases and slides before lunch or your foundation looks lined and caked, understanding the characteristics of your skin and purchasing appropriate cosmetics for your skin type is a worthwhile exercise. Here are some tips to help you look your best. Avoid cosmetics …

7 Steps to Great Makeup

7 Steps to Great Makeup – – – 1. Avoid wearing too much Makeup is meant to enhance features not bring negative attention to you. That’s what wearing too much makeup will do; it will bring you unwanted attention. Don’t wear too much of anything such as: i) Eyeliner: dark, thick eyeliner will make you look overdone and will ruin the rest of your makeup. ii) Mascara: too much mascara looks fake and will flake. It looks especially bad if worn with thick eyeliner or dark blue eye eye shadow. iii) Foundation: Make sure your foundation is the same color as your skin. Foundation is meant to protect and give the face a smooth look. The magic word is blend. …

5 Simple Tips To Fix 5 Mistakes We Almost All Make When We Put On Makeup

Have you ever been putting on your makeup and when everything is going well, you suddenly make a mistake that ruins all of your effort? Have you had to take off your makeup some time because, without meaning to, you’ve ruined your makeup? Surely you have; it happens to all of us. In this article, you will find five of the most common mistakes and the best tips to quickly fix them without having to take off all of your makeup… We hope you’ll like them and that they’ll help you easily improve your personal image…   “I’VE PUT ON TOO MUCH FOUNDATION” This is a very common mistake that we all make when we put on makeup. If you …