Makeup is fun; it’s a way to express your unique style and personality. But it seems like people always have some sort of rule or restriction to abide by when it comes to makeup application. And a lot of what you hear is actually pure beauty myth. So today let’s break these beauty rules! Check out these makeup myths and let me know if you’ve been living by any of them
1. Red lipstick is not for everyone. This is totally false! Anyone can wear red lipstick; you just need to find the right red that suits your skin tone and coloring. Reds with a blue undertone tend to be universally flattering. When choosing a red lipstick, it’s very important to try on the shades and never judge a lipstick by the bullet!
2. Match your foundation to your cheek or hand. Finding the perfect foundation color is tough, especially if you don’t know what color you’re matching. Your hands get exposed to a lot more UV light and a lot less exfoliation than your face, so they usually tend to be darker. Also due to sun exposure and environmental stress, the skin on your face can be a slightly different color than the rest of your body. Foundation that matches your neck will be the best blend to seamlessly match all exposed areas of skin. Test stripes of foundation on the jawline in natural light to find your best match.
3. Lip plumpers can change the size of your lips. Lip plumpers contain ingredients like cinnamon, which irritate the lips, causing them to swell slightly. The effect is temporary and will wear off as soon as the product does. You can’t get a permanent lip plumping solution from cosmetics.
4. Pump your mascara wand to get rid of clumps. Pumping the mascara wand actually just pumps air into the tube, making the formula dry out faster and clump more. No matter what mascara you use, pigment eventually will start to cling to the brush. One good solution is to lightly wipe down the wand with a paper towel (which leaves less lint than a tissue) before application.
5. You can’t wear eyeshadow that matches your eye color. Whenever you hear someone say that you can’t do something with makeup, there’s a chance they may be wrong. Contrasting colors do make your eyes stand out more, but that doesn’t mean green eyes can’t wear green eyeshadow. In fact, sometimes matching hues make the biggest beauty statements.
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Have you been following any of these makeup myths?
Let me know which ones surprised you in the comments section!