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I Was Not Seeing the Forest for the Trees

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Cosmetics are one of the essentials for a woman. It’s common sense to use them in our society, but I suddenly had doubts of cosmetic companies and how they take advantage of their customers. I have since then lost interest in buying new products and had completely stopped using cosmetics several years ago. However, I changed my mind and started using lipstick again. There are 2 reasons. Firstly, I realized that it gives me power in a positive way. Secondly, I found a good lipstick which is mild and doesn’t peel the skin on my lips.
The history of lipstick started 70,000 years ago. There are historical paintings which show that humans used a form of makeup on their lips at around 1200 BC in Egypt. That custom was (2)handed down to us by our ancestors. The color that has always been used is red due to the belief that it protects the mouth and avoids evil spirits from entering the body. I never imagined this kind of interesting history before I wrote this article. I don’t have to (3)hand in a report about lipstick history, but I want to know more details about it. The main purpose of cosmetics was aimed at preserving health. When I was younger, I tried to maintain completely perfect and beautiful skin, eyelids, eyebrows, and lips, by copying some text about how to apply makeup. At that time, the parts were absolutely perfect, but the whole was extremely weird, so it all (4)blew up in my face. I admit that I was not seeing the forest for the trees. People often lose sight of the essentials. Now I advocate that it’s enough for me to use one lipstick if I want to apply makeup.


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Title: I was not seeing the wood for the trees.
Cosmetic is one of essential for a woman. It’s common sense in our society. but I suddenly doubted that cosmetic company exploits me. thus I’ve lost interest to buy new products and stopped to use it several years ago. However, I changed my mind and (1)handed lipstick back to use. There are 2 reasons. The first, I realize it gives me a power to positive way. The second, I found a good lipstick which doesn’t peel lip’s skin and lesser damage.
The lipstick history is started 70,000 years ago. We can see the historical painting which is human did makeup lips at 1200 BC in Egypt. That custom was (2)handed down us by our ancestors. The color always used red because it means to protect the mouth and avoid entering from an evil spirit. I never imagined this kind of interesting history before I write this article. I don’t have to (3)hand in the report about lipstick history, but I want to know more detail about it. The origin of cosmetic was aimed at keeping health. When I was younger, I tried to make up completely perfect beautiful base skin, eyeline, eyebrow, lips, copied a text of how to make up. At that time, the parts were absolutely perfect, but the whole was extremely weird, so I (4)blew up in my face. I admit that I was not seeing the wood for the trees. People often lose sight of the essentials. Now I advocate it’s enough for me to use one favorite lipstick if I want to do makeup.

homework:
(1)hand back: Return.
(e.g.)”She read the article and then handed it back.”
(2)hand down: Pass on (by tradition, inheritance…).
(e.g.)”My clothes were handed down to me by my older sister.”
(3)hand in: Submit (report, homework).
(e.g.)”All application forms must be handed in before the end of the month.”
(4)blow up in your face: When working on a plan or project, if it suddenly goes wrong or fails, it blows up in your face.
(e.g.)The trip was difficult to organize, but it blew up in his face when the airline company went on strike.

notice
In this article, I try to appropriate use 4 phrasal verbs(No.1~4) in this article which I write my daily life and thoughts because I’m learning English. This is one of writing training.

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