If eyes are truly the window to our soul, then cosmetics (in this case eye makeup) is truly the drapes and décor to highlight and frame the window.
Cosmetics, also known as makeup, are substances or products used to enhance the appearance or scent of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use on the face and hair. Common cosmetics include lipstick, eyeshadow, foundation, blush, skin cleansers, skin lotions, and of course, mascara!
To make your eyes pop, look gorgeous and be seen more vividly by others, applying coats of mascara is surely the way to go. Mascara is a cosmetic commonly used to enhance the eyes. Mascara darkens, thickens and lengthens your eyelashes, adding distinct definition to the eyes.
With black being the most basic color of mascara, why don’t you step up your artistic creative flair with abundant, alluring colored mascara!
No matter what shape of eyes you have, and what color eyes you have, all colors of mascara look great and make their own power statement!
Colored Mascara Fashion Tip: When wearing colored mascara, match the colors to your eyeshadow and clothing, as opposed to the actual color of your eyes. This way you truly match from head to toe, pulling your gorgeous garments together and radiating style. Symmetry and matching are the true elements of style!
Mascara Fun Fact: The word mascara is thought to be based from the Spanish word mascara meaning ‘mask’ or ‘stain’ and the Italian word maschera meaning ‘mask’. The Oxford English Dictionary also cites an alternative Catalan definition that describes soot or a black smear.
Aesthetic adornment is a cultural universal tradition and mascara can be documented in ancient Egypt. Records from around 4000 BC refer to a substance called kohl that was used to darken eyelashes, eyes and eyebrows. Kohl was used to mask the eyes, believed to ward off evil spirits and protect the soul.
Cosmetic Fun Fact: The word cosmetics derives from the Greek kosmetike tekhne meaning “technique of dress and ornament.”
Color your way to lovely, lively, longer lashes!
Simply marvelous, darling!
The product that we recognize as mascara today didn’t develop until the 19th century. A chemist named Eugene Rimmel developed a cosmetic using the newly invented petroleum jelly. The name Rimmel became synonymous with the substance and still translates to “mascara” in the Portuguese, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Romanian and Persian languages today.
Across the Atlantic Ocean, in 1913, a man named T.L.Williams created a remarkably similar substance to the Rimmel mascara for his sister Maybel. In 1917, T.L. Williams started a mail-order business from the product that grew to be Maybelline.
Ah, get the London Rimmel look and get the American Maybelline look. With colored mascara, you’ll always have the look!
Mascara Fun Fact: The increased demand for mascara led to the development of the many formulas seen in the current market. Despite the many variations, all mascara formulas contain the same basic elements: pigmentation, oils and waxes. An urban legend mentions the use of bat guano as one of the ingredients in mascara. The ingredient is guanine, not guano, that is authorized as a color additive for cosmetics by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European regulations, and it must be extracted from fish scales, not guano bat.
Allow your lashes to bat a thousand when coated in colored mascara abounding!
Color me silly, color me fun. Colored mascara is sure to excite and never run!
The Two Methods of Mascara Production:
- Anhydrous – All waxes, oils and pigments are mixed, heated and agitated simultaneously in formulated ratios. The result is a semi-solid substance that is ready to be placed in tubes, packaged, shipped and sold.
- Emulsion – Water and thickeners are combined. Separately, waxes and emulsifiers are mixed and heated. Pigment is then added individually to both mixtures. All elements are then combined in a homogenizer, which acts as a high speed agitator in order to thoroughly mix the oils, water, waxes and emulsifiers.
No matter how your mascara is mixed, mix your eyes up to lovely, lengthy lashes with a mixture of fabulous, rainbow colors!
Yes it’s true, there is no one else with eyes quite like you! Be playful, experimental and chic – in colored mascara – always bold, never meek!
Popular colors for mascara include blue, red, purple, green, yellow, gold, pink, burgundy, brown and black. I tend to adore black mascara and I feel that mascara is a necessary cosmetic. By far, extending your lashes with black mascara and adding a touch of lipstick to your lips is the most basic and the most result oriented cosmetic combination to achieve a fantastic face. But hey, we all need a change once in a while, and you can never go wrong with cool, colored mascara.
Coat your eyelashes the colorful way! Colored mascara is here to stay!
Mascara Fashion Tip: For a unique, playful, dramatic look, take the same colored mascara stick that you are applying to your eyelashes and run a thin layer over your eyebrows. What? you say! Try it, you might like it. We add pinks, greens, purples, reds and blues to our hair. Why not our eyelashes too? Oh, you daring fashion diva, you!
“I couldn’t help but notice your exquisite eyes. They cast a spell on me.”
“It’s most likely the bouquet of colors on my eyelashes that you can’t help but see.”
“Ah yes, as I look close I see gorgeous lashes of red, blue, yellow and green.”
“I’ll bet my rainbow lashes are the most beautiful that you have ever seen.”
“I truly must say that your interesting eyes have caught my eye.”
“I will bat my lovely painted lashes for you and you can watch as I walk by.”
Colored Mascara – Lively lashes for your and others viewing pleasure! A true glamour girl treasure!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846