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Makeup rules, Fact or Fiction?

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Makeup rules, Fact or Fiction?

I don’t know why this is the case, but whenever I hear someone say “rules,” my next thought is… “are made to be broken.” Right? Do you feel the same way or is this just me? 

You’d think that in the makeup industry, it would be just fun and games but believe it or not, although it’s a fun and glamorous industry, even when it comes to makeup, there are widely known rules for a reason.  Some are fact and some are only fiction. Let’s talk about some of the well known makeup rules and discuss whether or not these are fact or fiction.

  • Always match your lipstick to your liner.

FICTION! Matching your lipstick to your liner is something many of us do, but not necessarily a must. Applying a darker liner to your lips to achieve that contoured or ombre lipstick look can be beautiful as well! Adding that extra pop of definition or contouring can really enhance your lips and add that definition and tone you’re going for.

  • Never wear bold lips and bold eyeshadow.

FICTION but there’s definitely some FACT to this… read on…..Hmmm this is a hard one. Keep in mind that although fashion magazines can pull off these dramatic looks (and pretty much anything) really well, on a regular day or even to an evening event, you probably want to stick with accentuating one feature. Technique is critical here though, so if you’d like smoky eyes with a bold red lip, go for it. Sometimes its just about trial and error to see what looks great and what looks like you’re about to perform in a theater.

  • Never apply liquid on top of powder.

FICTION! For the most part, you want to avoid applying liquid on top of powder to prevent bumpy texture but sometimes it’s necessary to add a small amount of liquid foundation or concealer over imperfections, even after powder has been applied. But be careful to apply it lightly in order to avoid uneven texture.

  • If you wear liquid foundation, you must seal it in with a powder.

FICTION! Not all liquid foundations have to be sealed in with a powder and sometimes we want that super dewy, moist look so skipping the powder step is totally fine! There are other steps you can take to make sure your foundation lasts, including spraying it with a makeup lasting spray or applying on a great primer before your foundation.

  • Don’t apply mascara to the lower lash line.

FICTION! Of course you can apply mascara to your lower lash line! I do every day! Applying mascara to your lower lash line can help open up and make your eyes look bigger. Just make sure that it looks natural and doesn’t clump together. An easy way to do this is to take a tissue and place it below your lash line while applying your mascara so the extra product gets caught in the tissue instead of your lashes.

  • Red lipstick is not for everyone.

UM NO! FICTION! Anyone can wear red lipstick! You just have to find the right shade that works with your skin tone and undertones! If you’re one of those beauties who have been struggling to find the right red for your skin tone, let me know, I’d love to help.

 We have a shade for everyone!

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  • I love doing a darker or lighter lip liner to change the lipstick color slightly

  • I find putting on a red lipstick instantly changes my mood. Finally fell in love with the perfect shade high-vibe.

    Raizy Landau
  • love the shades of lipstick 💄 it makes u feel bright bold and beautiful

    Esther Landau

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