Whether you wear it or not, makeup changes you. Often operating on a level far below conscious experience, cosmetics alter our perceptions, subtly change our physical constitutions, and influence the ways in which we think. And cosmetics have been exerting a significant influence over human interactions for thousands of years. In fact, archeologists believe that cosmetics have been used in some form by every human culture in history.
Researchers have even uncovered evidence that the earliest human societies wore body paint before clothing. So, having played such a prominent and persistent role in global cultures for more than 10,000 years, it is clear that makeup is an important aspect of what it means to be human. Like any technology, cosmetics have evolved along with us as people have continually sought to enhance and extend the limits of their own bodies. Studies have show that cosmetics influence our opinions of those we see wearing them, alter the psychologies of those who use them, and create social opportunities that might otherwise be impossible.
The fact of the matter is that makeup is reshaping your body and mind. So to learn more about how Makeup Changes Us, check out this eye-opening infographic from SpaceNK. You might be surprised by what you find.