Internet, television and friends—all good sources of makeup tips. But honestly, how do you even know if that tip is worth trying? The Majority of the tips we hear about turn out to be pure myths! So, to help you weed out the myths from the really helpful tips, we have compiled this list of the top 10 makeup misconceptions that every one of us have heard a million times!
10 Interesting Makeup Facts And Myths
Let’s bust some myths and facts about makeup, right here!
Myth #1: Primers And Moisturizers Work The Same Way!
Completely different in formula from moisturizers, Primers help in the easy application of the foundation by creating a smooth base and also makes it last longer. A primer fills fine lines, minimizes the pore size and prevents oiliness. Unlike the moisturizer, which just hydrates the skin and controls dryness, a primer should be applied after moisturizing the skin and before applying the foundation.
Myth #2: Red Lipstick Cannot Be Carried Well By Everyone!
A self assumed myth by many teenagers and beginners in makeup, this myth is absolutely not true! Anyone can absolutely rock a red lipstick and look stunning. The only tip you should remember is to pick the right red depending on your skin tone. Red lipsticks are available in different undertones – blue undertone reds are universally flattering. So, you can try different red shades and pick the one, which suits you the best.
Myth #3: Choose Your Foundation By Matching It To Your Forehead, Neck, Cheek Or Hand!
Finding the perfect foundation is the toughest task in makeup. The color of the skin on the forehead, neck, cheek and hands differ completely from the face. Stand in front of a mirror and place your hand near your face and you will notice that your hand is darker than the skin tone of your face. It is a biggest makeup misconception to match your foundation with these areas of your skin. Stress, sun exposure, weather conditions can change the skin color on your face than the rest of the body. So, it is best to always swatch your foundation on the jaw line of your face to get the perfect foundation shade and it is also good to try it in natural light.
Myth #4: Lip Plumper Can Increase The Size Of Your Lips!
If you have thinner lips, you might have heard several people recommending lip plumpers for you. It contains hot pepper, cinnamon, menthol and caffeine, which irritate your lips to result in a swollen effect. It is a misconception that it is a treatment and the effect will last for a longer period of time. The fact is that it is not a permanent lip plumping treatment. The only solution for thinner lips to get permanent results is to get lip augmentation done with hyaluronic acid fillers.
[ Read: Remedies To Treat Swollen Lips ]
Myth #5: Pump Your Mascara Wand In And Out To Get Rid Of Clumps!
Mascara is one makeup product, which gets easily deteriorated with usage. Pumping the mascara wand in and out will only result in pumping air into the mascara tube, resulting in the formula drying faster than the expiry date and the air might also cause bacterial accumulation. The best way to easily get rid of mascara clumps is to rotate the mascara wand in the tube and then wipe it with a tissue before applying it to your eyelashes.
Myth #6: Eyeshadow Cannot Match Your Eye Color!
Contrasting colors with the eye makeup and eye color can really lift your eyes and make them pop, but that doesn’t mean you cannot match your eyeshadow with the eye color. Brown eyes can’t wear brown eyeshadow, blue eyes cannot carry blue eyeshadows are misconceptions. In fact, matching hues can also make a strong bold statement.
Myth #7: Concealer Should Always Be Lighter Than Foundation!
This is the biggest myth believed by many people, which is absolutely not true! It is best to match your concealer like your foundation to your skin tone as possible. Lighter concealers will only make your dark circles, flaws, and other imperfection stand out.
Myth #8: Pick A Foundation That Is Lighter Than Your Skin!
Foundation is a makeup product, which is used to even out the skin tone and give a flawless skin. But, people assume that looking fair is the only way to achieve a flawless look. Absolutely no! Most Indians have dusky brown complexions and usually pick up foundations, which are much lighter than our natural skin tone. It gives a gray and ashy look to the skin after application. The best way to find the perfect shade is to match your jaw line. If the foundation blends easily into your skin, then you have chosen the right color. If there is a lot of difficulty and it leaves a gray finish on your skin after application, then it is a wrong shade.
[ Read: How To Choose The Perfect Foundation? ]
Myth #9: Makeup Causes Breakouts!
There is absolutely no research, which says that makeup causes breakouts. Poor hygiene, using expired and low quality products can cause acne and other infections. The other main reason behind breakouts after a party or wedding can be improper cleansing regime, sleeping with makeup on, using unclean brushes, etc. Breakouts can also be caused by using wrong products, such as using a dewy finished foundation on excessively oily skin.
Myth #10: Makeup Products Can Tingle Skin!
Tingling or feeling cold on the skin after application of makeup can never be right, isn’t it? The sensation is a result of the ingredients on the product which are irritating your skin. So, if you have a tingling or irritating feeling post application of the product, it is best to discontinue using it.
If you are just taking baby steps into the makeup world, do keep these myths in mind! Don’t let the scare mongers scare you away from the joy of makeup! Keep looking beautiful!
Have you heard of these common makeup myths and facts? Do let us know in the comments section below.
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