Indeed they are! It is no secret that cosmetics mean a lot to women―with a history going back several millennia. In fact, human culture, since time immemorial, has always thrived on improvisation. The quest to better ourselves is an ingrained human trait across all cultures, ages, and backgrounds.
Cosmetics are those miracle workers who offer the ultimate ‘lift me up’ in a matter of seconds―be it a stroke of MAC’s Ruby Woo lipstick, or even a whiff of Dior’s J’adore. The power of cosmetics is nothing short of magical, as is evident from the obsession we’ve had with them over the years. With kohl being as old as human civilization itself, it is safe to say that our love affair with cosmetics has only gotten better with time.
Now a multi-billion dollar industry, cosmetics companies practically run our lives―promising us a life that is literally picture-perfect, sans all those unsightly blemishes and wrinkles. It seems fitting, then, to honor these master magicians who have created these beautiful products for us―here are some icons of the cosmetic industry.