Surprising Myths and Facts about Makeup
There are several surprising myths and facts about makeup that we ignore, solely of being misunderstood as to what we should believe and what not. There are many sources to get information according to what tips you are looking for. But we generally get confuse as to which fact we should believe and is worth trying out. What if we don’t turn out good after doing so?
However the majority of these tips that are circulated are all myths. Here are therefore 10 surprising myths & facts about makeup that you should be aware of in order to not let anyone scam you again.
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10 Surprising Myths & Facts about Makeup
Myth #1 – Primers and Moisturizers Are the Same
Primers and moisturizers are the two completely different things that you must know about. It is important to protect your skin before makeup application as well as also help the makeup to stay for a long time. Therefore it is the moisturizer which helps you in creating a moisturized and protecting base for your skin before the makeup.
On the other hand, the primer is supposed to apply after moisturizer and before foundation in order to help your makeup stay for a long time. So anyone who tells you to miss the one as they both are same, it is a false statement.
Myth #2 – Red Lipstick Isn’t For Everyone
Red lipstick can make anyone look gorgeous and it is completely an individual’s choice. It is a myth well known that the red lipshade isn’t for everyone and every skin tone, due to which many people ignore its use. However the truth is that anyone can pull off the red lipshade color, with variations in the intensity of the shade.
In fact, when paired with right makeup application and dress, you can look as beautiful as you want to look with red lipstick. So don’t let anyone convince you to be too dark, light or bland for a red lipshade.
Myth #3 – Lip Plumper Increases Your Lip Size
It is when people recommend the lip plumpers to those with thinner lips. It contains cinnamon, hot pepper, caffeine and menthol, due to which there is a tingling sensation on your lips, to give you swollen lips effect. Even though it works, it is a myth which says that it is for a long period of time and better than permanent treatment.
However it is a myth and it can only last as long as your lips are affected by the ingredients of the plumper. But if you are looking to bigger your lips for a permanent basis, you should go for the lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers.
Myth #4 – Eyeshadow Can’t Match Your Eye Color
It is also a well known myth that your Eyeshadow color should not match the color of your eyes. However this is false at its best. It is true that contrasting and highlighting colors can give the pop to your eyes. But it is not necessary to only choose the contrasting shades, as even the similar color eye shadow can create a beautiful look on the eyes.
It is purely a misconception in makeup that you can’t wear brown color eye shadow for brown eyes, blue for blue or black on black. Doing it the right way can create amazing look.
Myth #5 – Choosing Foundation by Swatching It On Hand, Neck or Forehead
Foundation choosing is very important step that we all dread. It is harder to choose the right color, but we are always told to choose the shade by swatching it on hand, neck or forehead. However you should only choose your cheek or jaw. Only then you will be able to know if it suits or not.
As you stand before a mirror, keep your hair beside your cheek and see the difference. It is because the sun exposure can make a great difference between different parts of the body. So it is advise to swatch it on your cheeks and jaw for perfect shade.
Myth #6 – Pumping Your Mascara In And Out to Get Rid Of Clumps
Mascara is one of the few makeup products that can deteriorate easily with poor use. Sometimes we advise our friends to get the mascara wand in and out of the bottle to get rid of all the clums for an even application. However by doing so, you are only pushing the air in and out which clumps out the entire mascara in some time.
So avoid doing so if you want your mascara to last longer. In fact, to get rid of the clumps you can use a tissue to first swipe the excess off from the wand and then apply. Always shake the bottle first to have it evenly mixed.
Myth #7 – Picking Foundation Lighter Than Your Skin
Mostly in India, we see girls buying foundation shades lighter than their skin tone in order to do their makeup. The use of foundation is to make your skin even and beautiful and by beautiful doesn’t mean fair. So don’t go shade lighter as that can make your skin look ashy and uneven because of your dark neck color.
Rather than doing so, go for the exact color as your skin tone. If you are unable to find one because of having brown skin, choose two colors and mix and apply.
Myth #8 – Makeup Is the Reason for Breakouts
This myth is partly true. It suggests that the makeup is the cause for breakouts, but only if you leave it overnight. If you have a clean hygiene, healthy diet and proper hydration, breakouts are preventable even with the application of makeup.
Also, remember to always use moisturizer on your skin before you apply makeup in order to create a hydrated layer. Breakouts can occur for several other reasons but not makeup application.
Myth #9 – Makeup Products Can Tingle Skin
There are certain ingredients in makeup which can make your skin feel cold and all tingly. But it is not the common effect of makeup application. If a certain makeup product is giving you such sensation, either it is expire or doesn’t suit your skin type. You are advise to stop using it immediately if you are experiencing any weird or tingling sensations.
Myth #10 – Concealer Should Always Be Lighter Than Foundation
It is also a famous myth which believes this. It is the concealer you choose should be lighter than the foundation color of your choice. However it is a myth when the people tend to go way lighter than even their skin tone in order to conceal their under eyes. But more lighter concealer can make your under eyes look ashy and more dark under the light. So always go for a shade neutral to your skin tone, to make it look even and well applied.