How much do you know about the blush ?

Blush or rouge is a cosmetic typically used to redden the cheeks to create a more youthful appearance, give off an impression of good health and emphasize the cheekbones.

Historically, blush was used as far back as ancient Egypt, and it was also applied on the lips the way lipstick would be used today. In Britain's Victorian Age, when wearing makeup was associated with low morals and promiscuity, ladies resorted to pinching their cheeks (and biting their lips) to make them appear red instead. During the Regency period in England, both men

Makeup 101: Eyeliner

Eyeliner is a cosmetic used to define the eyes. It is applied around the contours of the eye to create a variety of aesthetic effects, such as creating the look of a wider or smaller eye, and when it is coupled with eye shadow and mascara, eyeliner glamourizes the eyes.

Eyeliner was first used in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as kohl, a crushed black mineral powder worn as a heavy, dark black line around the eyes. The characteristic of having heavily lined eyes has been frequently depicted in ancient Egyptian art, and eyeliner has been though

Demystifying Beauty: Explaining Essence

Essence is a word we hear being thrown around a lot in beauty circles, and it has caused confusion over the essence (pun intended) of its ultimate purpose in the beauty routine. I’m here to demystify your confusion!

Essence is a concentrate of ingredients for specific purposes. It is essentially the same as a serum, but is more lightweight and is less concentrated. Essence liquid is watery and very light, and each essence tends to have a specific texture. The formula can be more watery out of the bottle, or there is a ‘water break&

Makeup 101: Face Powder

Face powder has been used for centuries in traditional cosmetics, particularly in Asia. However, like most beauty products on the market nowadays, there are so many new, different products with similar purposes that it can be overwhelming to decide whether it is necessary to even use face powder. In the series, I’ll be explaining different misunderstood makeup products, their purposes and their relation to one another. Scroll down for more information about what face powder’s really about!

The purpose

Face powder’s main p

Makeup 101: Mascara


Mascara is a cosmetic commonly used to enhance the shape of the eyes by darkening, thickening, lengthening and define the eyelashes. When it is coupled with eye shadow and eyeliner, mascara glamourizes the eyes.

Mascara can be traced back to ancient Egypt in the form of kohl, which was used to darken eyelashes, eyes, and eyebrows. Through Egypt’s influence, kohl usage persisted in the subsequent Babylonian, Greek and Roman empires.

Makeup was considered unsightly and uncouth in Western culture until the Victorian era. During the Victo

Demystifying Beauty: Explaining Emulsion

There are many new beauty products out on the market these days, and it can be difficult to keep track of them or even what their purposes are. Today, I’ll be clearing up the concept of emulsion.


Emulsifiers are used in creams and lotions to mix water with oils. Since water and oil do not mix but stay separated, an additional agent (emulsifier) is necessary to form a homogenous mixture keeping water and oil together. There are 2 types of emulsifiers. Oil-in-water (o/w) emulsifiers keep oil drops packed in water, while water-in-oil (w/

Demystifying Beauty: Explaining BB Cream

 

BB cream is a relatively recent trend in the beauty market, but it’s really been around since its invention in the 1960s by German dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek. BB cream’s original use was to protect Schrammek’s patients’ skin after facial peels and surgery, but after further developments were made by Korea cosmetics companies in the 1980s, BB cream has emerged as an all-in-one staple product in the beauty routine.

BB cream stands for blemish balm or beauty balm, and is promoted as an all-in-one facial

Beauty Routine Step #2: Toner


While cleansing the face is always a given, incorporating a toner into your skincare routine can be seen as a helpful second step that will help nourish and rejuvenate your skin. Toner is frequently mislabeled as too drying for the skin, but a lot of that is due to confusion over what toner actually does for the skin. Read on to learn more about what formulas go go into a toner, the different types of toners that are offered on the market and the different ways in which each of them can improve your skin!

Traditional toners consist of moistu

Beauty Routine Step #1: Cleansing


Although what goes into a beauty routine continues to be widely discussed and debated, the core principle still remains that its ultimate purpose is to cleanse the face of excess oil, dirt and other impurities. With all the products that can be found on the market these days, it can be overwhelming to choose the right cleanser for your skin type, so I’ve compiled a list of the most common types of facial cleansers that can be found with their different purposes and forms. Scroll down to learn more about which cleanser suits you!

Cleans

Say Goodby to Acne in 5 Simple Methods

Acne is a problem that nearly everyone goes through, whether in puberty or during your college years, but there are several solutions that can aid in diminishing and eventually getting rid of acne entirely. Remember, however, that it takes persistence, time and discipline in order to fully restore your skin depending on what kind of acne you have (read my article Blackheads Be Gone! to find out about how to address blackheads in specific!). Here are a few of my favorite solutions—pick a few to start out and I wish you luck!

1) Raw papay