Six(6) Makeup Myths that everyone believes!
Ενημερώθηκε: 2 Σεπτ 2018
When it comes to makeup, everyone who starts using it, tends to follow all sorts of tips and rules in order to do it well. Either from our family or the society, these rules were set in stone and basically, everybody had to follow them if they didn’t want to end up looking like a clown.
But are these really true? I mean I look back at my teens when I followed these rules religiously, and to be honest most of the times I feel embarrassed of how I did my makeup back then. The thing is, that most of these rules are nothing but myths that might have applied in another era but are absolutely outdated today.
With the Internet and the continuous growth of the makeup industry, there are now so many products, styles, and techniques which are way much better than any old once and they can actually work way better for you.
So... Join me, to expose some of the most popular makeup myths.
1. Makeup can damage your skin.
This is what parents say when you’re starting to wear makeup, but the truth is that it’s an absolute myth. What really causes breakage and damages the skin is bad hygiene and beauty routines. Not cleaning your brushes constantly, not throwing away your expired makeup (yes makeup does have expiration date) and not cleansing properly your skin before you go to bed, that’s some bad hygiene habits that can damage your skin even at a very young age.
2. You don’t need primer if you’re good at blending makeup.
No matter how good you moisturize your skin or even if you are a pro at blending your makeup, primer is an absolute must. The reason is that a good primer will create a layer preventing makeup and any other particles to get into your pores, something that moisturizers don’t do because they don’t have the same formula. Also, it’s important to apply it before foundation because if you don’t, you won’t get that even, smooth look. As a bonus, primer helps your foundation stay on longer.
3. Red lipstick is not for everyone.
That statement is one of the most ridiculous myths I’ve ever heard. Red lipstick is a classic choice and it does suit to everybody. Red color has the ability to come in different shades and with different undertones and formulas (something that most of colors don’t have). So, you have a range of tones, to choose the one which suits you the most.
4. Test your foundation on your wrist.
Another myth that need to go away. Our hands and wrists tend to be a bit darker than the color of our actual face, so testing your foundation there, you end up getting the wrong color. The worst thing is that you won’t look a bit tanned since it kind of blends with your color, you’ll just look weird toned and not in a pretty way. The correct way is to try it directly on your face and more specifically your jawline, in order to see that it matches perfectly and actually you can see if the formula works for your skin type.
5. You need sunscreen only when it’s sunny.
Even though, makeup products have come a long way in guarding your skin from the sun—many foundations and tinted moisturizers now offer SPF protection, that is not enough if you’re heading outdoors for more than 10 minutes, you also need the sunscreen itself. Makeup alone does not provide enough protection from the sun, so you need to wear sunscreen underneath your cosmetics. Don’t forget that sunscreen also provides a great base for makeup application and prevents your skin from the signs of aging.
6. Expensive products are better.
That’s a very common rule in makeup that sometimes is true and sometimes is not. I mean, in an ideal world, expensive makeup should work better, but the truth is that it depends a lot on the product and the lab making it. For instance, you can have one laboratory working with a very prestigious high-end brand while, at the same time, they also collaborate with more affordable ones, so in theory, the quality is very similar. The trick here is to try everything before buying it and fortunately most makeup stores allow you to do so. So just don’t get stuff for the price or label, it’s not really a guarantee.