Modern girls read about millions oftips onhow tochoose and apply cosmetic products. However, not all ofthis advice istruly useful and safe.
Bright Side decided tobust the most well-known makeup myths that westill believein.
Myth #1: Red lipstick isnot for everyone
Fact: This is110% false. Red lipstick suits everyone, and all weneed todoistochoose the right shade.
Myth #2: Weshould throw mascara away when itdries
Fact: Mascaras shelf life is3months after the first use because this cosmetic product isthe easiest way topick upaneye infection. Over time, mascara becomes aperfect breeding ground for bacteria, which can get into eyes.
Myth #3: Ifyou dip amascara wand into the tube several times, you can get rid oflumps
Fact: This ishow air bubbles get into the tube and reduce the life ofyour mascara. Just dip the wand into the tube and twistit.
Myth #4: You dont really need toremove makeup before going tobed
Fact: Our skin regenerates, moisturizes, and becomes fresher while sleeping. Ifyou leave your makeup onovernight, your pores will clog and itcan lead toskin dehydration and infections.
Myth #5: Cosmetics dont have anexpiration date and can beused until they run out
Fact: No, and noagain! The majority ofcosmetic products have ashelf life, and the manufacturers always print itonlabels using aspecial sign. The countdown starts assoon asyou open the product.
Myth #6: You can avoid washing makeup brushes ifyoure the only person who uses them
Fact: Your makeup brushes come into contact with agreat number ofproducts and surfaces. The longer you avoid washing them, the more bacteria accumulates intheir fibers. This can not only lead toskin diseases but can also reduce your brushes shelf life.
Myth #7: Cosmetic products dont gobad
Fact: Ifyou dont store your cosmetics properly, they will spoil before the expiration date arrives. For example, its not recommended toleave some beauty products indark and warm places.
Myth #8: You can apply waterproof mascara every day
Fact: Ifyou dont think youll get caught inthe rain and you have noother reason touse waterproof mascara, its better touse anordinary one. Atthe end ofthe day youll have tomake agreater effort toremove waterproof mascara and excessive eye rubbing will make your eyelashes weaker.
Myth #9: Moisturizing cream can easily replace primer
Fact: Besides moisturizing, primer smoothes your skin. Inaddition, makeup applied over primer will last much longer.
Myth #10: Concealer goes before foundation
Fact: Onthe contrary, its recommended toapply foundation first and then hide the other skin imperfections using concealer. This way you wont use more than you need, and your makeup will look more natural.
Myth #11: Foundation has abad effect onyour skin
Fact: Modern foundation contains lots ofuseful skin-caring ingredients, SPF protection, and components that protect skin from adverse environments, moisturizing itduring the day. All you need istochoose aproduct according toyour skin type.
Myth #12: Eyebrows should be2tones darker than hair
Fact: Follow this rule only ifyou have light hair. Brunettes should avoid dark eyebrows they make the face look rugged.
Myth #13: Tomake lips look fuller, you should over-line them
Fact: This trick works well inphoto sessions, but inreal life over-contoured lips look artificial. Try applying some light shiny eyeshadow orface powder over your Cupids bow and some shiny lip gloss inthe middle ofyour lower lip. Thanks tothe play oflight, your lips will look fuller.
Myth #14: Dark eyeliner makes eyes look bigger
Fact: Dark eyeliner inasmokey eyes style really makes eyes more expressive, but thick black wings create adeep-set effect, and, asaresult, the eyes look smaller. Tomake them look bigger its better toapply light eye shadows and eyeliner tothe inner eyelid.
Myth #15: Foundation isnot allowed around the eyes
Fact: The foundation products ofthe new generation are alcohol-free, which means they dont dry skin. You can apply them around the eyes without fear ofemphasizing small wrinkles.
Myth #16: Blue eye shadow isarelic ofthe past
Fact: Recent makeup trends tell adifferent story: blue, turquoise, and azure eye shadows are now the fashion. Atouch ofblue with beige (orjust blended blue) isenough for everyday makeup, but ifyou prefer toapply blue eye shadows tothe whole eyelid, use black eyeliner todraw awing over the eye shadows itwill add charm toyour image.