Makeup Science

Looking your best may be as much a science as it is an art.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM March 7, 2005

Looking your best may be as much a science as it is an art—especially in the makeup business.

Take a look at the cosmetics and beauty products on display when you shop: hair gel, lipstick, nail polish, shimmer, lip gloss, mascara, eye shadow, face powder, hair spray, eye liner, glitter, face cream, body lotion, and more. Every one of these items is a chemical concoction.

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"Formulating cosmetics is a cross between—it sounds nasty—real chemistry and cooking," says Steve Hasher. He wo...

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