In honor of Thanksgiving Day, we’ve decided to be thankful. Because it’s always good to be thankful, positive vibes and all that jazz. If there’s something I’m thankful for, it’s got to be my makeup. So, I asked the Team MissMalini girls, which beauty inventions they were thankful for and this is the list we’ve come up with. All very important and life-changing inventions.
What would we do without these babies? I know it’s a disgusting image, but they reach places our fingers never can and they’re every makeup artist’s best friends. In fact, our fashion mushroom, Sheefa Gilani has an unhealthy obsessions with cotton buds. Leo Gerstenzang invented the cotton bud using a toothpick and cotton. I know, who would’ve thunk it?
We know makeup the way it is thanks to Max Factor, who specialized in cinema makeup. His family business brought us the foundation, powder, mascara, and many other amazing inventions.
The one thing every dermatologist agrees on: sunscreen! It’s a must for every day. It saves your skin from aging, skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, and so much more! The invention of sunscreen’s got a long history, but Eugene Schueller, founder of L’Oreal, redefined it when it first came out in 1936!
Oh-em-gee, I never travel without a tube of this. It’s one of the best moisturizers for super dry skin and so much more. In case you haven’t discovered all the wonderful benefits of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, you need to. I promise, I’ll do a post very soon. American chemist, Robert A. Chesebrough, invented petroleum jelly (eventually known as Vaseline) for medical purposes, but we all know, health and beauty go hand in hand.
William McDonell invented this handy little tool, although there’s still a minor dispute over who patented the technology, due to the numerous improvements that have been made in the technology. Anyone who doesn’t use an eyelash curler – it can make a world of a difference to your lashes!
This product was originally invented in the 60s’ by Dr. Christine Schrammek, a dermatologist who wanted to protect her client’s skin after peels and invasive procedures. More recently, it was hailed as the secret to the porcelain-like skin of East Asian celebrities. Of course, brands caught onto it and now, thankfully, we can all get some!
The first false lashes were created for a film in 1916 under director D.W Griffith‘s orders. Although those were made of real human hair, we now have more options in the market: mink hair, silk, and synthetic hair. As a beauty addict, I always have a stash of falsies around somewhere!
I can’t pin point the exact time when brow powders became a “thing,” but makeup artists have been filling in brows using eyeshadow for a while now. It’s pretty much the same deal, now marketed as brow powder. Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is pretty iconic for its brow powders, as they’re created to suit individual brows.
Believe it or not, the Egyptians invented the first ever hair extensions circa 3400 B.C, but they only started looking a little bit like we know it today about a 100 years ago. Over the years, more natural and inexpensive extensions have been introduced to the market.
What did we do before the invention of this life savior? I can’t even remember. The dry shampoos first surfaced in the 1960’s with Twiggy as a model. But the recent developments and manufacturing of the product have made it a widespread phenomenon and why not? Saves us so much time.