What is lipstick and “ what it is eaten " with;?
It is known that women use cosmetics from time immemorial. Having addressed history, it is possible to assume that the cosmetics homeland - the East. However originally it was used as attributes to this or that religious ritual than as means for underlining of the identity.
Cosmetic art reached the greatest dawn in Egypt. There different types of cosmetics (including, lipstick) were used already six thousand years ago.
art of cosmetics received New rise at Cleopatra. However in those days the main attention was paid to the woman`s eyes, than to lips. At court of the queen of the woman used the eye shadow in the green color, and eyelids, eyelashes and eyebrows plentifully painted black. It is interesting that also other parts of a body were painted - not only nails, but also palms of hands, a foot of legs - all this painted with henna.
It is curious that henna which in modern conditions is often used as natural means for coloring or strengthening of hair in last times was used for giving of brightness … to lips. Mixing of castor oil, a pinch of henna and hot water and putting warm gruel on lips for 10 minutes gave to a charming smile saturated cherry color.
This means was fine alternative to lipstick, for example, and in 18 - 19 centuries - when use of lipstick was considered as a bad form and characterized the lady as “ woman of easy virtue “. Perhaps, this way of coloring of lips gave life to a modern permanent make-up?
Certainly, the decorative cosmetics and at the correct use serves in the irreplaceable way for underlining of female beauty and creation of the unique shape in reasonable doses.
However difference of modern cosmetics from “ Cleopatra`s recipes “ and our great-grandmothers, first of all, that they are developed in chemical laboratories. By the way, if earlier, at the time of Neron, the Roman women used white lead and chalk to clarify skin, barley flour and oil to make a medical face pack or herbs and roots of plants to add to hair silkiness and gloss, then now each product passes long researches.
For example, lipstick. Each component has a certain appointment, and their combination is described by very difficult formula. The main components of lipstick is a castor oil and various wax ointments. Also there add the cocoa butter, lanolin, mineral oils, vaseline and chemical means giving to lipstick a certain color. Nevertheless, existence “ " chemicals; in lipstick is defined not by a saturation of color, but structure and firm of the producer. Oils and wax at production of lipstick are alloyed together, and in this mix paint is rubbed. Then all weight is again kindled and filled in in forms where hardens. However, the special structure allows lipstick at a touch to lips to be softened, doing possible drawing it on lips by an even layer.
There are, as we know, several types of lipsticks which differ on the stability on lips. Commercials with dazzling beauties on whose lips there is a lipstick not only after food, but also after a long kiss, urge to use supersteady lipstick. However it is necessary to remember that such lipstick contains dye which, as well as waterproof ink, is washed away only by special means and it is capable even to change your own color of lips, destroying a native pigment. Moreover, “ decolouring “ your pink sponges, difficult chemical compounds of such lipstick get at the same time with saliva and food to your organism, without bringing it any benefit.
Possibly, the most useful, in this case, should consider hygienic lipstick which, except moistening and protection, restores gentle structure (and even color!) lips after negative impact of environment, it consists, more, of natural components.
However, what “ fashionable “ and “ useful “ there was no your lipstick, it will not replace a sincere and good-natured smile on your face! And the your smile will be warmer and more gentle, the your sponges, even without lipstick will seem more attractively. Smile more often and protect your sponges!.