When it comes to makeup, we tend to follow every single piece of advice we come across in the hope of stumbling across the secret to a flawless look. Sadly, much of this advice stems from myths that are simply not true. Here are 5 such makeup myths that are completely false and so, need to be busted right away.
No bronzer and blush at the same time
There is a common makeup myth that bronzer and blush should not be used together. Many women who believe this myth are forced to choose between the two while applying makeup. However, there is no need to choose just one of these two products if you actually know what they are used for.
While a bronzer adds warmth and contour, a bush adds color and highlights. You can substitute a bronzer for a blush and vice versa. You can also choose to apply both at the same time provided you balance them out to create a nice, even tone and look.
Foundation match with wrist
This myth often has women testing out their foundation with the skin color at the back of their wrist. Be forewarned that this is an absolutely falsified fact. When testing foundation, you should always test it with the skin tone on your face. This will help you choose a foundation that best matches your tone and highlights your face naturally instead of making it look obviously discolored.
Eyeliner on bottom and top lash lines
Many women believe in the myth that if you apply eyeliner on your upper lash line, you most definitely need to apply it on the lower lash line as well. In reality, applying eyeliner on the top and bottom lash lines depend on the look you want to achieve. While bigger, rounder eyes will look good with top and bottom lash line, smaller eyes will look narrower with the same. If you have small eyes, it is best you apply eyeliner on the upper lash line alone to make your eyes stand out.
Really light concealer
Choosing a lighter colored concealer will make your blemishes and dark spots stand out instead of being concealed. A concealer should be in the same tone (as close as possible) to your skin tone. A light colored concealer will literally look white against your skin tone and cause your entire cover up act to backfire.
Different colored eyeshadow than eyes
Some say that you need to avoid wearing eye shadow that has the same color as your eyes. This is absolutely false. You can choose any color for the eyeshadow as long as you know how to wear it properly to make your eyes stand out.
So there you have it. These are some of the most common makeup myths we have come across so far. Take a good look at these myths so that you don’t resort to following them blindly later on.