Cosmetics and Makeup

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Wearing Makeup
Christopher Bobadilla
COM/172
June 3, 2012
Cyril Kellet

Wearing Makeup
Makeup has been around for thousands and thousands of years. The use of makeup has evolved from the Egyptians, to the Romans, to Europeans, and so on until presently. From the very first dynasty of Egypt, women would use unguent that hydrated the skin and helped avoid wrinkles. Roman women used kohl make their eyelashes and eyelids darker. In the European Middle Ages, Women believed that acquiring their skin pale white would show a sign of wealth. Women used lead paint to make the face look bright during the Italian renaissance despite the harmful effects. Makeup was never seen as a good indication of health in these times. Other countries were appalled with the unnecessary overuse of makeup French women used and thought of as they had something to hide. Women have experimented numerous ways for beauty and many of them have been extremely dangerous to their health, such as using lead or mercury, nitric acid, kohl, tar, and more (Tillery,2004). Since the very first use of makeup women always have been expected to look flawless. Women who wear makeup get more out of life than women who do not, such as male attraction, better employment, and better health.

Women who wear makeup receive attention from the opposite sex more than women who do not. Women with makeup believe they have a better chance of getting a guys attention if they hide their imperfections. Any lady stepping out of their house with makeup will feel more confident that they look flawless. Sarah Vickery said, “Women wear makeup to give a powerful ‘I’m in charge’ kind of impression, and women should not be afraid to do that” (vickery, 2011 para. 10 ). Any lady not wearing makeup would have less of a chance of getting a second look from a guy. A guy would feel embarrassed seen talking to a woman who has many imperfections on her face. Going into high school guys would talk to other guy friends of how...
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