Facts & myths about makeup
There are many myths about makeup and its application. We will try to put an end to some false myths and explain some facts.
“Applying makeup daily damages the skin“: FALSE. It may have been true a few years ago, when cosmetics and makeup were not supervised by pharmaceutical companies as today. Nowadays, makeup cares and protects the skin from external aggression, moisturizing, softening wrinkles and defining the face.”
“Oily skin does not need any moisturizer before applying makeup“: FALSE. Do not confuse the oil level in the skin with the one in the water. Of course, if you have mixed or oily skin, you need to choose oil-free moisturizers or those which regulate the excess of oil.”
“In order to get a good makeup finish it is better to apply a foundation first“: FALSE. Clearly a good foundation prepares the skin as if was a piece of linen but if you already have a good skin (neat, hydrated, flawless) the best may be the natural one. Just apply powders over the concealer to finish.”
“Foundation must be tested on the wrist“: FALSE. The wrist skin does not have the same tone as that of our face. So, the best place to try it is on the face, as might be the jaw or chin. You can also avoid allergic reactions.”
“Makeup is used to darken the skin color“: FALSE. The makeup foundation should be the same color than your skin. Some people want to get darker shades for a tan effect, but this option can betray as you bring your hands near the face, since we cannot apply makeup to all our body parts, it wouldn’t look natural. The best way to get a tanned skin is to finish with bronzing powders.
“The lighter the concealer, the better it covers“: FALSE. Applying light concealer tones on too dark circles can get the opposite result, as we will only highlight the area. Use a concealer slightly lighter than your skin tone and an illuminator to highlight other areas as the bags under the eyes (upper cheeks, lower brows, …), but never substitute the concealer for the illuminator.
“Eye shadows can be applied with the fingers“: TRUE. You make up your eyes with brushes but the fingers can also spread the product a lot faster.
“Metallic shades are for all women“: FALSE. Although they are trendy this Autumn-Winter season, get a spectacular and sophisticated result, what they do is highlight the eye, making it more visible than other shadows. So, for “google eyes”, would not be advisable to use them.
“Eyelash masks may cause eyelash to fall“: FALSE. Doesn’t have to be like that. It depends on the mask used, how and what you remove makeup with?
“Never highlight both eyes and lips“: FALSE. It all depends on the colors selected for each of the areas. You can achieve a very sophisticated and bold result highlighting eyes and lips. The whole has to be harmonious.
“Lipliners are outdated“: FALSE. Although it may seem trendy, the lip liner is more than anything, a corrector that can enhance lip features: enlarge them if they are small or thin without giving all the attention: cannot be emphasized over lipstick, must belong to the same range shades.
“Darker lipsticks make your mouth smaller“ TRUE. In addition to our previous tips on how to chooseand applylipstick, this explanation is based on the theory that dark tones highlight both the good and the bad: can highlight faults in the lips and teeth (yellowing). Use more natural tones or gloss with color instead.
“Use makeup remover although you do not makeup“: TRUE. Although we do not makeup, our skin receives external aggressions throughout the day. Dust, smoke and toxins must be removed by cleansing the face with soap, tonic lotions and eye contour creams.
“Face wash with any soap is not so bad“: FALSE. Bath soaps are not suitable for the face. Frequent use can generate spots, dryness and allergies. The best thing is to find a suitable soap according to the skin type. Treating the skin before and after makeup is as important or more than using the correct makeup.
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