Oumeish Cosmetics Analysis

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From the time Eve ate the forbidden apple, beauty and the way to enhance it has been an obsession among every culture. Make-up and cosmetics have been found from ancient eye shadow pallets to written documents on formulas for face powder. The two articles written by Oumeish and Parish and Crissey jump into the joy of the history of cosmetics and spread the joy to the readers. Both well researched articles give countless fascinating historical accounts of cosmetics that take the reader on a time machine of beauty. While there is a light hearted and fun side of make-up, the two articles also touch on the downfalls of make-up where it can be deceitful. Dr. Oumeish considers beauty trends to be a mental toxin making them imagine their self-worth …show more content…
Make-up and cosmetics are something that is pertained as beautiful, but both authors argue that maybe cosmetics are not so beautiful after all. Dr. Oumeish has an original perspective on makeup and cosmetics. He hypothesizes that woman of the past and 21st century worship makeup trends like idols, leading them into believing the lies that makeup feeds them. This argument is well stated with“Egotism and self-esteem play a major role in the outlook or concern of women about their beauty. Eventually, it is their conscious mediator between themselves and reality. It is particularly important in their perception of and adaptation of reality.” What Oumeish portrays can be that from the drawn out history of make-up women have began to make the beauty that cosmetics standards the bases for their own beauty. Furthermore, Oumeish is tapping into the poison that women are believing that their face quality is more important than their heart quality. An outlook on life such as this is the toxins of make-up that Oumeish is weary of. The poisons of cosmetics do not stop there, Parish and Crissey express different concerns for the products in their well thought out article. To Parish and Crissey make-up is an actual toxin, they hold up hazard signs throughout their argument to keep women guarded about what they are exposing their bodies to. At the end of the article the authors blatantly states that articles soul purpose is to inform women of the poisonous make-up. Once reading this one can see that throughout the article arguments of the harmful affects of cosmetics are lightly drawn out in every passage. For instance, during the section of the Elizabethan period the authors notes that “by the middle of the 18th century, cosmetic disease was

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