What You Need To Know About Makeup

Carmen Chatten | September 10th, 2014
Carmen Chatten – Of Skin and Wellness (Photo by Howard Gaither)

Carmen Chatten – Of Skin and Wellness (Photo by Howard Gaither)

The history of cosmetics dates back to over 6000 years ago. Some would even argue that cosmetic art began as early as 100,000 years ago in the African Stone Age as evidenced by utilized red mineral pigments found in Africa. Archaeological evidence of the use of cosmetics dates back to the ancient Egypt and Greece era. Every culture in the world has contributed to the cosmetic industry but it is of note that cosmetics in ancient times consisted of natural mineral pigments made from kohl, orche and flower extracts.

Introduction of cosmetic, mainly makeup, to the United States came in the 20th century. It became fashionable to wear makeup by way of the arts, which were ballet and theater productions. The most influential individuals for bringing makeup into the homes of American women, however, were the movie stars of Hollywood. From their re-creation of iconic images such as Cleopatra to their simple quest to appear glamorous, movie stars gave the public a look that seemed attainable by working girls. As a result, makeup pioneers immediately were hard at work to meet this new demand of the public.

While the cosmetic industry quickly made its debut in American culture, the 1970’s came around and with it brought a change in how women wore makeup. It is during this time natural beauty became the focus for cosmetics. Wearers of makeup during this time wanted to be in a “free society,” this meant avoidance of chemicals and products that were manmade. As a result, mineral makeup emerged. In 1976, Bare Escentuals was developed. Bare Escentuals and makeup like it became popular because they did not contain emollient oils, waxes, fragrances and preservative ingredients of traditional cosmetic products.

The natural ingredients included iron oxides, talc, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These natural products were formulated to decrease skin reactions and offer a coverage that did not feel weighty. Mineral typically consist of fine particles that is accomplished by micronizing or ground and milled offering wearers a light to medium coverage. Benefits of mineral makeup include sun protection, it decreases inflammation, and minerals draw out impurities from the skin without drying.

Glo Minerals is one of the two makeup lines that are recommended by dermatologist and skin care professionals worldwide. Glo Minerals like its predecessors was created with achieving a natural look. It is a combination of pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, natural high-pigment minerals and antioxidants. This makeup provides coverage and additionally helps correct underlying skin conditions while offering protection from UV damage. Additionally, Glo Minerals’ foundations are talc-free, non-comedogenic and free of fragrance; make it ideal for individuals with sensitive skin, acne and rosacea. Antioxidants included in Glo Minerals are Vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract. Glo Minerals is micronized and triple milled, to create fine particles that offer buildable coverage. Glo Mineral foundations are offered in a range of coverage.

According to your peers:

  • “I think a lot of women don’t know how to correctly match their makeup to their skin, they look two toned.” ~ Shnee
  • “Light blue and silver on the eyes do not work for everyone” ~ Tiffany
  • “Makeup does not need to match your outfit” ~ Tomeka
  • “Dry lips underneath lipstick make me cringe…moisturize!” ~ Mya
  • “There’s day makeup and night makeup. You should not always look like you club.” ~ Maisha
  • “You can’t cover acne, fix it.” ~ Nasasha
  • “I hate when women shave their eyebrows and then draw them back on wrong.” ~ Nikki

At Of Skin and Wellness, we believe mineral foundations should be your base for makeup. Mineral makeup is the only foundation that should be applied after any skin procedure whether it is a simple facial, chemical peel or reconstructive surgery. We offer a full array of foundations from the Glo Minerals line that included pressed bases, tinted moisturizers, liquid foundations and bronzers to name a few. We additionally offer makeup lessons individually and as part of a group. Our makeup professionals can help ensure that you are not one of those individuals that fit into the above categories.

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