Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What's in a name? ..

There are about a trillion make-up brands out there. Of course we all want the best, the more expensive and the one with the best brand name, but the truth is, it's not about the brand, it's about what's in it. If you know the look you want to achieve, what's in the make-up matters.

Make-Up is basically made of two parts: The Vehicle and the Pigment.
-The Vehicle is what carries the pigment from one area to another. It it can be made of oils and waxes or water and polyglycerin.
-Pigment is material which is made up of color.

So basically that is what your make-up is made of.

Some ingredients can be the source of your skin problems are:

-Isopropyl Myristate: Used as an oil in make-up & has been known to cause blackheads and acne.
-Lanolin: Clogs pores and becomes rancid over-time.

Mineral OILis the safest of all oils and it is the preferred oil in cosmetics.

This is basic information that every make-up artist needs to know.


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