Thursday, 3 July 2014

Cosmetology - Make-Up For the Stars

A purple eye with rainbow eyeshadow
Electric Rainbow
(photo by Courtney Rhodes)

COSMETOLOGY

Noun. Mid-19th century.
[French cosmétologie, formed from COSMETIC + -OLOGY.]

1 obsolete. A book on dress and personal hygiene. rare. Only in 19th century.

2 The art and practice of beautifying the face, hair, and skin;
the branch of science that deals with this as a technical skill. M20

Also:
cosmetologist noun E20

There's something rather celestial about the word cosmetologist, something that wants to put it in the same league as astronaut, astronomer and astrologer. But it's a good word, and more beauticians and makeup artists should use it, perhaps with appropriate punnery on their business cards:

Want to look like a star?

Want to be a Big Bang on your Big Day?

Then call the Cosmetology Clinic and let us crater heavenly new look for you
(we'll planet all out first with no-cometment)

Call today and ask for Sharon, Karen, Tracy or Stacy


A makeup artist sitting in a dressing room
A cosmetologist
(photo by Paul Cox)
Are you a cosmetologist?

 Are you upset at my nominal stereotyping of highly-qualified professionals?

Do please leave your most well-founded comments in the (let's) makeup box below.

4 comments:

  1. So I asked the consultant: is there a brand of mascara that your infernal eye-drops don't dissolve, leaving me looking like an insomniac zombie? And you know something? He had no idea. Not a clue.
    It took me twenty five years to find the right stuff - in an article written by a cosmetologist.
    And, you know what? It's so nice not to have people running away screaming at the sight of me that I don't care if she WAS called Tracy.

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    1. There you go - your cosmetologist was indeed a highly qualified professional (a genuine star, if you will).

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  2. Beautiful makeup..looking gorgeous.Eye make is also too good & very clean.I always like to apply different kind of makeup.Thank you for sharing. I loved & liked it.

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