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Author: Marcos C. Quintero

A Beginner’s Guide to How Makeup is Made

It’s hardly a surprise when we say that cosmetics are a large industry, but have you ever considered how makeup is made? In North America alone, approximately $35 billion per year on foundation, mascara, lipstick and all other types of makeup. Obviously, the art of artifice is good business. However, the popularity of the mercury and lead used in many products is the reason why the US Food and Drug Administration plays a role in the regulation of safety and purity of cosmetics. Nowadays, manufacturers are avoiding mercury and lead by utilising materials that are safe for human contact. The question remains; what constitutes safe makeup? To begin with, good makeup meets the consumers’ requirement for consistency. For instance, the final swipes of a lipstick tube should look as if they were the first swipes of the colour. Of course, customers will consider various factors when choosing their makeup. Does the makeup run? Is it a brand that lasts the full day or not? Can it look fresh for hours or will it wipe off on anything it contacts? To achieve the goals, manufacturers spend years developing carefully guarded formulas. They have also invested in manufacturing equipment that can produce well-blended and safe cosmetics with correct colour, consistency, stability, scent and combinations of ingredients. How is Mascara Developed? To increase the dramatic visibility of one’s eyes, mascara is utilised...

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Understanding Strength Training For The Female Physique

Attitudes have changed regarding women and physical fitness; however, misconceptions and misinformation abound. Strength training is particularly misunderstood, as many believe that lifting heavy weights leads to bulk. Another topic women may not have sufficient information on is suitable workout gear. Because women’s physiques differ from men’s, issues of muscle mass and supportive garments also differ. Women tend to use weights suited to toning even when attempting bodybuilding exercises. Although not harmful, the practice does not constitute strength training regardless of repetitions or type of lift. Proper weight training defines a woman’s muscles which leads to a better figure, not bulk....

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The Use of Storage Space

People in today’s economy are always buying merchandise. The need for physical accoutrements is always relevant in the American economy. Capitalism is capitalism. People also get attached to physical items. Investing money in something makes it valuable to a person in some way and they tend to get attached. Then there are people who are sentimental. They might have furniture and relics from generations in their families and will not part with them. Having a lot of things can overcrowd a home, though, so some people opt to store their valuables around the house in order to preserve them....

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PATIALA SALWAR SUIT- A FUSION OF PUNJAB CULTURE

With its origin from the Patiala City of the Punjab state, these trendy salwar suits have become an all-time favorite of the Indian women. The design of this particular woman attire is stitched in a special way where the top dress reaches either mid-thigh or till the knees while the lower is designed in a fluffy, pleated pant. This ethnic Indian dress is said to be the fashionable face of the Punjab state, reflecting the rich culture of the place. Though women used to wear only the suit with a dupatta around their neck, nowadays, the dress has got a lot...

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3 Things You Need to Dress Your Best for a Wedding

The spotlight may shine on the bride and groom on a wedding day, but that doesn’t mean they get all the attention. Wedding photographs have a mix of group shots of close friends and family. If you are going to give a toast or a speech, you share the spotlight too. Since wedding fanfare pays such close attention to friends and family, it’s only common courtesy to put your best foot forward. Dressing appropriately for a wedding is not just about formal wear. It is about following the dress code and theme. It is about dressing well, more than...

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