Makeup Myths You Need To Stop Believing Right Now



Myth : You Can’t Wear Colors That Match Your Eyes


People have always told me to wear
purple eye shadow since I had brown eyes,
it will help them stand out. You can wear whatever colors you feel
like wearing! The reason certain shades are recommended for your eye color is to
make your eye color stand out. For instance, green-eyed girls are told to wear purples because
they are complimentary so purple eyeliner will make green eyes pop and appear more green. But you can wear colors that match your eye color or that are totally opposite. It’s up to you!


Myth : Not Everyone Can Wear Red Lipstick


Choosing the right shade of red is one thing, applying
it correctly is another. But if done right, the result is nothing less than gorgeous.

1. Find the right shade. There are a few guidelines to follow when choosing a red lipstick. Don’t let the hundreds of shades overwhelm you. It’s all in the tone:

• If you have pale to light skin with pink undertones — choose a shade that has cool, blue hues.
• If you have medium or olive skin with natural yellow undertones — choose a warmer red with a brown base.
• If you have very dark skin, you’re in luck! — choose basically any shade because you will look fabulous in it. You can get away with classic reds, bright oranges, or dark intense plums.

2. Balance the overall look. Once you’ve found the perfect shade, let your lips be the statement. Avoid pairing red lips with lots of bronzer or heavy eye makeup. This will have you looking less like a leading lady and more like a circus clown. A little black eyeliner and mascara is about all you will need to get this look right.

3. Line your lips. Red lipstick tends to bleed so be sure to line your lips before applying the perfect shade with a long wearing lip liner. Choose one that’s the same shade as your natural lip color. This will keep your lipstick from bleeding without competing with the color you’ve chosen. If you want more intensity, go over the natural lip liner with a red one, matching the color you’ve chosen.


Myth : Pumping Your Mascara Gets Rid Of Clumps


I don’t know who started this myth, but they
really trolled everyone. Almost every girl I know
pumps her mascara like two or three times before applying it,
and it makes me so mad! Pumping your mascara will force air into the tube
and dry it out even faster. If you want to avoid clumps, apply your mascara and use an eyelash comb to separate

1. If you are going to apply more than one coat, wait for the first coat to dry before applying the second (put it onto your right lashes, then do ur left, then by the time you go back to the right to put on more, its dry)

2. When choosing what mascara to use, find one that has space between the bristles. this allows the mascara to be evenly spaced and not be clumped before you even brush it onto your eyelashes

3. Change your mascara every 3 months or so, old mascara tend to easily get clumpy.

4. Roll your brush up your lashes instead of brushing

5. Wipe the sides of the brush on the rim of the tube to get rid of any excess mascara


Myth: Waterproof Mascara Lasts Longer

Woman applying black mascara on the eyelashes. Close-up image.

Okay, sort of. Waterproof mascara lasts longer because
it’s meant to withstand water. You should not, however,
use waterproof mascara during the day as your regular mascara.

Choose a mascara that has a thin brush, which means that the opening to the tube will be small and less air will get in. When air enters the tube, it dries out the mascara.
• Avoid pumping the mascara wand too vigorously during use. This allows air to get into the tube
• Add one drop of water to the tube of dry mascara if necessary. It’s not a great idea, but in an emergency, you will be able to get more out of the tube by using this trick

• Make sure you only use the water trick on water-soluble mascaras, not waterproof mascaras.
• If you’ve had your mascara longer than 3 months, it is probably a good idea to replace it and start using these tricks with a new tube.


 Myth: Match Your Foundation/Powder Shade To Your Wrist



I hear this one a lot. You can probably match your makeup
shade to the inside of your wrist if you never ever are exposed
to light, but the best way to get the right shade of foundation is
to match it to your neck. You’re not blending your face makeup
with your wrist, so why would you match it there?

Make a stripe of each color from your cheek down to your neck. Check the colors in natural light, since this will give you a better understanding of how it will look when executed in day-to-day activities. The shade that disappears into your skin tone is the proper shade. It may take several trios of colors to find the right one, so keep at it until you feel satisfied.

Well that’s it for now. Hope you found these tips to be helpful!

3 thoughts on “Makeup Myths You Need To Stop Believing Right Now

  1. YES!!! Red for everyone! To discriminate against the entire spectrum of red shades is so ridiculous and drives me bananas. There is a shade for everyone. LOL Great post!! thx! ….and due-ly noted; stop pumping my mascara. 😉

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