The beauty industry is of course an enormous worldwide powerhouse, but where did makeup, hair products and beauty regimes come from? Why do we spend hours in front of mirrors before venturing out?
It certainly isn’t evolution, it is of course adaptation within our social environment. For example, in ancient times, thin people may be seen as unattractive and even sickly. In England and much of the world there was a time that being as pale as possible was considered to be far more attractive. This, it was thought came from the field workers and farm hands becoming tanned whilst working the land outdoors, hence people higher up the social ladder at the time would be naturally paler.
Indeed make up has been around in many guises, but has of course followed human society and culture at the time. Make up to make your self white and now make up to give you a tanned look is the norm.
With all this in mind, to keep up with the changing nature of fashion and beauty fads, things can get expensive! We all have our own favourite brands of makeup, but the price differences can vary for the exact same item! I researched long and hard for the best products at the best price when I was at university and subsequently not having large disposable income! I found The Beauty Store who have all of the main products and brands you could want, but discount heavily. Everything from W7 makeup through to Daniel Sandler and everything in between are available which helped me at the time and continues to help me keep up with the latest beauty products and trends without breaking the bank.