From where the cosmetics and how ancient used it undertook?
Art to be a Woman arose in Ancient Egypt. Yes, art. Because to become the Real Woman, such as Cleopatra, Nefertiti, and other women - legends to whose beauty and wisdom many volumes of books are devoted, needs to study. What we will begin with? Of course, from Egypt. So, in Egypt there was the first cosmetics, per se, and the first make-up which is inseparable with the concept “ beautiful woman “. The word “ cosmetics “ (from Greek “ kosmetike “ - “ to decorate art “) comes from the Greek word “ space “ that means “ beauty “ “ harmony “. And ancient people, being is much closer to the nature and space, than we, painted the body and the person with bright paints thousands years ago, creating beauty and harmony. not only one significance - " was attached to
But then a make-up; to decorate “ as now, and, knowing its intimate essence, ancient people used a make-up in various rituals and mystical actions. So, paint was put on a face and a body, for example, before battles that to frighten by the bright and frightening look enemies, on a wedding to recover, charm or otvorozhit etc. The special make-up became to the leader and the priest of the tribe.
Of course, and now a make-up possesses various magic properties, but very few people know and thinks of it. Only recently in alternative medicine there was such concept as a curative make-up in which the knowledge of a tsvetogarmoniya and impact of color on a human body is used. However value of a make-up is not settled by one curative properties.
Most wholly properties of cosmetics were opened in ancient Egypt and India. In these of full secrets and riddles the countries art of decoration of the person and body reached the highest development. The most extensive and rich information on all is connected with cosmetics in III and the II millennium B.C., reached us from Ancient Egypt. Drawings on walls of tombs and in papyruses, relief images on sarcophagi and in burials demonstrate that Egyptians looked after the person and a body and did on it a make-up.
Love of Egyptians to cosmetics was so big that a sacred animal in temples (to cobras, crocodiles, cats, bulls) drew circles around eyes the phosphorescing paints, and to statues brightly drew in detail eyes, filling an iris of the eye with transparent quartzite and to the place of a pupil inserting a brilliant drop of crystal. As a result of eyes began to possess unique hypnotic influence. Not incidentally Ancient Egyptian images rivet on themselves attention of many people, and at the same time do not allow strangers in the intimate inner world.
In full properties and many secrets of cosmetics were known only to priests and were kept strict secret. And to store, really, was that. For example, special drawing or a bracelet on anklebones and wrists prolonged youth, the special make-up of eyes returned to the person cheerfulness and energy, and also promoted success in a love field, some combinations of flowers or drawings, smells and ointments cured of diseases, helped to try to obtain favor of gods, so, good luck.
That is interesting, in those far times were equally painted both men, and the woman, and, the first - even not so much for decoration of, and for achievement of any purpose in result of magic influence of cosmetics. For Egyptians the care of appearance was business of paramount importance. They dyed hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, nails, lips, were powdered and rumyanitsya, beautifully and brightly dressed up, did a hair etc. (remember at least the movie “ Cleopatra “) .
Moreover, was considered even shameful if the woman did not watch herself and went on the house or was shown in public without make-up, uncombed, anyhow dressed, etc. Modern women should learn to such attitude towards themselves because it reflects, first of all, big self-esteem and a high self-assessment without which it is simply impossible to maintain the brilliant appearance.
paid greatest attention in a make-up to eyes - “ to a window to the soul “. They were painted with the dense black liquid called “ we pave “ applying it on eyelids with a brush or a special thin stick. Paint did eyes speaking and expressive. And today we have to take this experience ancient as a basis to seize fundamental knowledge. For example, presently many women take coloring of eyelashes as a basis of a make-up black ink.
Art of coloring of eyes was developed 6 millennia ago! In burials of this period the cosmetics for eyes and the device for its drawing was found. The make-up had not only ritually - mystical and esthetic value, but answered also the medical purposes, for example, paint for a century prevented their inflammation from the blinding sun and dry wind, revitalized skin, frightened off the smell insects, protected from diseases. The malachite greens applied as shadows cured various diseases of eyes, especially trachoma.
Would be desirable that the cosmetics of our time had the same quality. Also noticeable transition to it is already observed is if all a few years ago cosmetic preparations almost completely consisted of chemical components, then now, on the contrary, all well-known and reputable firms use natural products of the nature more and more, having understood, at last, their invaluable properties.
At the same high level in the ancient time were also various tools used for a make-up. So, at excavation archeologists found a set of toilet accessories: supports for wigs, a hair-dye, aromatic essences, head oils, crests, well polished plates in a frame (mirror), a powder box with rice powder - powder and a sponge, brushes or cores for blackening of eyelashes and eyebrows, for subpaint of lips, tweezers for wrest of hairs, pumice for nails and paint for their coloring. The whole beauty shop which was in the Temple of one of powerful queens of Ancient Egypt was dug out. The room was equipped all necessary for giving to the person and body of an attractive look.
was found a set of vessels for aromas and paints In Ancient Egyptian burials, stupochek and pestles for their preparation. It is known that Egyptians considered that after death life continues to go as well as to death, only already in other world and therefore in tombs always put the most necessary for life. And of course, there was also a cosmetics, especially for women. Near deceased put not less than seven types of oils and two types of grindings, and also on one means of decorative cosmetics for use in a next world.
were Very popular then means for bleaching of the person. It is known, for example, that Cleopatra for preservation of tenderness and a whiteness of the skin used ointment which main component was a crushed crocodile dung together with whitewash. Cleopatra was one of the most beautiful women for all history of mankind. She was a keeper of a set of secrets and secrets of youth and beauty. And if she did not leave this world which was obviously unworthy it supernal loveliness, so early, then, perhaps, would live till 200 - 300, remaining same young and beautiful. Cleopatra used
For strengthening of the appeal and maintenance of youth unusual beauty of a jewelry which not only emphasized its external appeal, but also reflected internal perfection and health. Cleopatra very well knew astrology and properties of stones. Depending on astrological predictions for this or that day she chose color of the clothes, surrounding things, and also jewels.
Except that ancient Egyptians were perfectly informed on the power force of stones, they perfectly knew both all curative and cosmetic properties of aromatic oils and aromas which were very much appreciated and cost so much that they were equated to jewelry and stored in special chests from a sandalwood together with silver and gold.
Be and you are always healthy, beautiful and unique!