A new study has found that high-purity, high-quality blush can boost a woman’s eyesight and help her achieve a more radiant glow.
The study, led by researchers from the University of Queensland, found that adding high-protein, high‑melanin-rich blush to a makeup brush can help boost the pigmentation of the skin.
High-protein, high‐melanins are the main ingredients in most makeup brushes.
These pigments are used in high-contrast shades to give a natural look and to make them more attractive to the eye.
But what if you’re not using makeup brushes to make a statement?
The researchers suggest that high‐purity high‐protein, highly high-melanino pigments may be used to boost eye shadow pigmentation.
The team tested the effect on eyes with high-gloss, natural looking eye shadow on a cheek brush, and low-glaze, matte eye shadow, with the high‐quality blush.
After two weeks of using the high- protein, high–melaninos, high protein blend, the researchers found that the eyes improved by as much as five percent in the eyes, and the pigments did not show any side effects.
The team also found that while the skin was unaffected, the eyes were visibly brighter, and they could actually see more light.
“High protein, highly melin pigments have been shown to enhance natural skin-tone and luminosity in a wide range of clinical conditions, including dry skin, acne, and wrinkles,” the researchers said.
“However, in human eyes, the high protein, protein, and high melanin blend are generally associated with a high-invasiveness and phototoxicity, which can have significant effects on vision.”
In the study, the team looked at eight volunteers who had already been tested for vitamin D deficiency, but were not currently using vitamin D supplements.
They tested for the levels of the human retinoid retinyl ester (RPE), which is produced when retinoids in the skin are broken down by ultraviolet light, and used a vitamin D‐monitoring device called a phototoxic retinol gel to monitor the levels.
It was found that people with high‐ purity high protein eye shadow had significantly lower levels of RPE than those with lower levels, which was associated with the improvement in eyes.
While the researchers note that they do not know exactly how high protein and high melanin pigmentation works in the human eye, they believe that it may improve the health of the eye in a number of ways.
“A strong, long‐lasting benefit may be associated with protein and melanin pigment, but we also suspect that the benefits are synergistic,” they wrote.
To determine the exact cause of the improved vision, the investigators compared the changes in the volunteers who were using the highest protein and highest melanin in the eye with the ones who were not using protein or melanin, and found that both protein and melin improved the eyes.
However, the study also revealed that people who used high protein were also less likely to have vision problems than those who used lower protein.
The researchers also found a correlation between protein and the ability to perceive color in the range of reds, yellows, and oranges, and a correlation with the ability of the eyes to absorb red and green wavelengths of light.
And although it may seem that the researchers are using a lot of lipstick, the pigment in high protein is a complex mix of amino acids and glycosides, and it does not break down quickly.
So, while you may not notice a dramatic improvement in the vision of the volunteers, you may find that your eyes appear brighter and clearer after using high protein eyeshadows.