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The History of Revlon Makeup

Revlon makeup is renowned the world over for their innovative and flawless beauty products. From humble beginning in 1932 making nail varnish they rapidly grew to be one of the biggest beauty product manufactures in the world. Revlon makeup is still a core product for the company, but they branched out and now make perfume, skincare and antiperspirant products.

Revlon Makeup - The Early Years

In 1932, during the Great Depression, the brothers Charles and Joseph Revson along with a chemist called Charles Lachman developed and launched a new form of nail varnish. Instead of using dyes they used pigments in their nail polish, which gave their product a far superior depth and range of colours than any other brand. They named their company by taking the L from Lachman and replacing the S in their own surname with it, hence Revlon.

All three of the founders had previously worked in the beauty industry in sales or production, so their innovative nail varnish was quickly widely available. By 1934 the company had already grossed $68,0000 whilst offering just one product line. Within 6 years they were a multimillion dollar company.

In 1935 they began to sell to department stores and started using national advertising to sell Revlon makeup they were the first cosmetic company to use national advertising. By 1940 Revlon was offering an entire manicure line and added matching lipsticks to their range. By the late 1950s a full range of Revlon makeup products became available and the company began to sell their products worldwide.

Revlon Makeup - Today

Whilst Revlon's market share has dropped a little in the past decade their makeup still remains popular and they continue to release new and innovative high quality additions to their makeup range. Recently they have added an age defying foundation and a plumping mascara and eyeliner to their range. Along with a mineral finishing powder and new superfast drying nail varnishes.

Revlon continues to produce only high quality products leaving the economy market to other makeup companies, so when you buy Revlon makeup you know you are buying the best.


The Drying Effects of Soap and Water

Every now and again, everyone needs a little skin care to keep skin form losing its natural moisture. The human body is an amazing machine that is made up of more than 70 percent water.

The epidermal layer of the body is referred to as skin that is kept moist and supple by the bodys natural oils. However hard water and soap dry out the skin and leave a residue on the surface of the epidermis that cause skin to block the natural oils and dry out. Flaky dry cracked skin appears in the place of smooth silky skin and can be an irritating nuisance and an unsightly inconvenience. Designed as a cleanser, soap actually dries out the skin through taking of the ultra thin layer of oil that the human body secretes to keep the skin moist. In pace of the natural body oil, soap leaves a fine resin that leaves the skin feeling clean but is in fact robbing the skin of its slick or slippery sensation. If a person were to take a bath and use soap the layer of residual soap that appears in the water after a soak in the tub is what is left on the body after a bath or shower.

Hard water particles also contribute to the drying of skin as the microscopic particles in the water form a bond with soap that makes it stay on the surface of the skin. It is the combination of cohesive elements in the water and the soap that blocks the moisturizing oils under the surface of the skin from escaping through the pores and keeping skin naturally moist.

Cosmetic Companies have introduced products over the years to restore the moisture to the outer layer of the skin that is designed to form a barrier of protection from the drying effects of the sun and the climates of arid air that dry out the skin and cause damage to the epidermal layer of tissue.

Moisturizers not only form a protective barrier they also penetrate the surface of the skin to help restore lost moisture and heal dry cracked skin.

Moisturizing creams use plant extracts to restore lost moisture without chemical additives that can cause further harm to skin.

Aloe extracts have been widely adopted as a primary healing ingredient in moisturizing products because of the natural ability of the plant to relieve irritation and burning of damaged skin.


Choosing The Right Color For your Nails

Nail color and polish is one way that you can play with your fashion profile by changing your overall look and make a statement about who you are. Choosing the right color can bode very well for you, and correspondingly, choosing the wrong color will sink your "class level" quicker than you can drop a glove. By purchasing long-lasting brands of nail polish and employing a few little-known beauty tricks, you can have nails to die for that won't kill your budget. Make your homemade manicure last as longer, if not longer, than those who can afford the maintenance.

When choosing a polish, not only is the color important, but what you use as a base and top coat as well. In fact the base coat and top coat can make a huge difference. When I do a client with natural nails, if they are not on a program (like nailtiques or develop ten) I almost always use a bonder. It helps the polish stay better and is thin so it doesn't add much to the overall thickness. If you are having a hard time getting polish to adhere to the nail properly try a bonder base coat first.

Hang your nails out to dry In order to prevent chipping and to keep your nail polish from slipping away, your nail polish must be completely dry! This is why I may wait up until an hour to apply a clear coat of nail polish. If you can't wait an hour, you can skip this step if you are doing your toes. The advice I have already given you will make your nails shiny. Let your nails dry, and then apply a clear coat. For extra coverage, purchase an anti-chipping nail polish, such as one by Sally Hansen.

Another nail art technique that is becoming very common is the Konad system, a system of tools which allows you to make rapid patterns on your client's nails. This procedure is made possible using cutting edge twenty-first century applied science.

The vital piece of the Konad stamping system is a special image plate etched with an assortment of handsome shapes. When using the system, the artist brushes on a special Konad coloured nail polish to the plate and then transports the resulting pattern onto the client's nails with an original konad stamping .

Using a water-based Non-Toxic Nail Polish product gives you a pleasing feeling. They come in more than 20 different shades and are extremely environment friendly. It is always suggested to apply conditioner before applying them for better results. A good conditioner creates a barrier between the natural oils in the nail bed and the polish and prevents the breakdown of your shine.

Next, make sure that your nails are in tip-top shape. File them, clip them, and buff them until any cracks or broken edges have been smoothed. If you start with healthy nails, they will be less prone to breaking, which will ensure that your nails will resist chipping. Apply a clear base coat to each nail and wait for it to thoroughly dry. Then, apply your color, wait for it to dry, and apply a second time.


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