We’ve all heard them: don’t wear a deep blue with black, no straight bangs with curly hair, boots and belt must match. When it comes to beauty and fashion, many rules have been followed religiously for years. While the majority of these rules are completely justified, some should definitely be broken.
Let’s check out the top four makeup rules that you should not follow.
Don’t Wear Black Mascara with Light Hair
For years, I have heard women with blonde, sandy and strawberry hair complain about mascara shades. Locating a mascara that is a perfect match to their hair color is nearly impossible and often fails to make the eyes truly “pop”.
Just like eye liner, mascara is black, pure and simple. Women with light hair colors have lost out on creating endless looks due to a fear of overdoing it with black mascara. Ladies, break this silly rule and flaunt the sexiest and edgiest eyes you can.
Apply Blush Along the Cheekbones Only
Not everyone is blessed with a thin face that shows off the highest and most attractive cheekbones. The advice that blush should be applied along the cheekbone only is totally unrealistic due to the overwhelming variety of face shapes and skin tones.
Blush application methods should be based upon skin tone and face shape, not a silly outdated rule. Research your unique face before committing to an application method.
Never Apply Mascara to the Bottom Lashes
Perhaps the trickiest of all makeup rules out there, most of us have heard that mascara should never be applied to the bottom lashes for several reasons: the mascara with quickly smudge and create dark circles under the eyes, you will appear tired and your eyes will look smaller.
If you’re prone to under eye darkness and/or bags, you should probably apply mascara to the bottom lashes very lightly. If not, paint ’em up.
Avoid Anything and Everything Shimmery
Shimmery cosmetics have taken a hit in recent times due to the fact that “shimmer” is often confused with “glitter”, an extremely tacky makeup no-no.
So, what is the difference? Glitter consists of large shiny flakes, while shimmer is of a much thinner consistency – more of a light-catching dust.
Shimmery eye shadows are great for creating nearly any look and help to add an unmatchable dazzle to eyes. Bronzing powders and creams with shimmer make skin appear healthy, radiant and warm. Be sure to skip the glitter at all costs, but rock the shimmer at your leisure.