More often than not, we don’t really think about the anatomy of our makeup. Most mornings, we’re off to a late start, racing to put on some SPF, concealer, and mascara before heading out the door. But when we take a second to really think about it, the idea is fascinating.
Makes sense: We’re mesmerised by bath bombs quietly exploding in the tub, intrigued by how our favourite soaps are made, heck, even macro images of glitter make us stop and stare — so what about the stuff we put on every single day? Sure, we might know how the products are made, but taking a closer look is a whole other story — one that a woman and her daughter recently documented.
Blogger Amy Oyler from The Scientific Mom put her favourite lipsticks to the scientific test with the help of a powerful microscope and curious daughter. “I share a lot of my scientific explorations with my 11-year-old daughter, Katie, and it was actually her idea to do this," Oyler shared in an interview with Bustle. "I had just purchased a new microscope to replace my older lab scope, and she suggested we test it out by looking at some of my makeup under the lens. It turned out to be a brilliant suggestion, as we were both blown away by the beautiful array of colours, the bright crystal shapes, and the structure of the makeup we were seeing through the lens!"