Cosmetics: Drug of Deception & Power?

By Wray Edwards – Revised by Henry Makow from Sept 2010

At first it might seem cute. Little girls see mommy “putting on her face” (as if she didn’t already have one) and ask if they can too.  Seems harmless.  But wait…

One day on the California Zephyr, the author met a woman who was the executive director of a women-only drug rehab program. We got to talking and she divulged the entry requirements for her therapy paradigm. 

 1. The entrant had to give up the drugs, and 2. the women were told they could no longer wear makeup.  This makes sense, of course, as the patients were enrolled to face reality without depending on mind-altering or appearance altering-substances.

When caught cheating, 80% of the time, it was with cosmetics suggesting that they were hooked…what we call the Kabuki effect.  Cosmetics appear to be four times more addictive than drugs and availability is not an issue.  Often women are heard to say, “I wouldn’t go to the mailbox without my makeup.”  

Careful observation of how hundreds of women  “put on a face” reveals that they often fall  into a trance by the time they are finished.  This probably has to do with the fragrances (which might have a pheromone or drug-like effect). 

Also, the ritual of applying the substances (many of which are in powder form just like many drugs)  has a stimulating effect.   If they perceive that their image in the mirroris really good, or by complimentary remarks of peers, they feel “powerful.”  It would probably be found that women are experiencing a marked increase in endorphin blood levels.


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