The beauty industry is considered one of the biggest industries in the world. This industry came to India many years back. Right now this industry is growing at a good compound annual growth rate in India. The good growth of this industry is one of the reasons that the cosmetic industry has been able to establish itself rapidly in India. The cosmetic industry includes so many companies that manufacture and distribute products like cosmetics products, skincare, hair care, etc. Lakme was the first cosmetic brand introduced and developed in India by JRD Tata. It was established in 1952. Then Lakme became a very successful brand and today it is famous all over the world. After that many companies and brands were introduced and established in India. This industry generates so many great opportunities for people who want to pursue a career like beauty therapists, beauticians, and makeup artists ( MUA ); not only for these people but also people who are manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to get employment. People’s desires to look good and young are another reason for the good growth of the cosmetic industry.  We use cosmetic products to enhance facial features. It also enhances our beauty. If we have good skin, we feel good. Skincare is also a part of this line. With proper skin care, our skin can look better than ever before. Our skin will stay in good condition. Some basic skin care products are – cleansers, toners, serums, and moisturizers. Nowadays it has become a trend that everyone wants to look beautiful. There is a lot of demand for various beauty products. Even if they are not available in India; people will buy them online at higher prices. It shows that people like cosmetic products from foreign brands also.  L’Oreal Paris  Maybelline, Bobbi Brown, Huda Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, and Rare Beauty; are some international brands that are very famous in India. Some of them are not even launched in India yet. If they launch the cosmetic line at stores here, they will get a good amount of buyers. Now have a look at some most commonly used makeup products and their uses  – Foundation is applied to achieve a smooth and even complexion. Concealers are used to improve or correct imperfections of the skin. Blush is used to redden the cheeks to provide a more youthful appearance. Highlighter is used to emphasize the cheekbones and to highlight the skin. Eyeshadow makes your eyes attractive with your favorite shades. Eyeliner is used to define the eye area and to help accentuate the eye and lashes. Lipstick is used to apply coloration and texture to lips.

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 There are many more makeup products available in the market but these are mostly used. Lakme, VLCC, Shahnaz Husain, Himalaya herbals, Mamaearth – these are the top India-based cosmetic companies. Make-up and skin care are a daily necessity for men and women worldwide. The beauty and cosmetic industry is growing very well all over the world. But a bitter truth is that some companies do testing on animals before bringing their products to the market. These kinds of testing should not happen with animals. But some companies avoid such testing and which is good. Some brands have herbs in their products. Indian herbs and their significance are popular worldwide. It is like a gift of nature that herbal cosmetics have a growing demand in markets all over the world. In India Herbs and spices have been used in maintaining and enhancing human beauty; herbs such as turmeric and sandalwood for skin care, henna to color the hair, and natural oils to perfume their bodies. Some products that are commonly used for daily purposes are – herbal soap, herbal face wash, herbal shampoo, herbal conditioner, etc. Herbal cosmetics will perform very well in the market in the upcoming years. My fav. The cosmetic brand is Swiss Beauty. It is one of the leading brands in the country. Their products are good. This is all I know about the cosmetic industry and cosmetic products.

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