Top 5 Makeup Myths: True or False?

When it comes to makeup, we’ve heard all sorts of makeup tips and makeup myths. But how do we know if the beauty advice we take from others is true or false? Well today we’re going to debunk some of those myths and bring out some facts from fiction.

Read on to learn more about these so-called makeup myths.

1. Makeup is harmful to the skin

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We’ve always heard that makeup is bad for you skin because it clogs pores and prevents your skin from breathing. Well the truth is, makeup isn’t necessarily the cause of breakouts but rather bad hygiene is. You can reap the beauty of makeup and maintain flawless skin at the end of the day as long as you incorporate a few simple steps into your daily skin care routine. Always make sure to start with a clean base before applying makeup and never leave your makeup on overnight. Try a gentle face wash to keep your skin refreshed and rejuvenated all day long.

2. Pump mascara for more product/less clumps

We’re not exactly sure where the origin of this “makeup tip” came about but we’re here to set the record straight. Pumping your mascara does not get rid of clumps or add more product to the brush, but rather it pushes air into the tube forcing bacteria to be trapped inside. For those of us with sensitive eyes, this increases the likelihood of eye infections and dries out the mascara quicker than the suggested expiration date. Instead we suggest simply twisting the mascara wand out of the tube for the best application.

3. Choose an eyebrow product the same color as your eyebrows

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Common sense typically tells us that we should pick an eyebrow product that matches the exact color of our eyebrow hairs. Sounds easy enough! But the truth is that eyebrow makeup such as pencils, powders, gels and pomades should be a shade or two lighter than your eyebrow color for the most natural appearance. Take into consideration applying the product with a light hand when you fill them in for a nice gradient effect that can be built-up to your desired look.

4. Red lipstick is not for everyone

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A red lip is one of the most intimidating shades for women to wear. In fact, many people believe that not everyone can wear red lipstick. We’re here to put that makeup myth to the grave. The simple truth is that it all depends on your skin tone. Just like foundation, we need to choose a red lipstick based on the undertones the red gives off, such as blue, orange, brown, etc.. For our fair complexion gals, we suggest a neutral, cool-toned base that will add vibrancy to your skin tone. For a medium complexion, orange-based reds will liven up yellow or olive-toned skin. While for deep complexion, we recommend a brown or plum-based red to enhance your look without being too overpowering.

5. Avoid adding moisture if you have oily skin

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As skin care fanatics, we truly value the term “invest in your skin.” This goes to say that we believe everyone should take care of their skin by incorporating a daily skin care routine that best suits their skin type. But we’ve heard through the grapevine that those with oily skin don’t need any added moisture and that is absolutely false. By skipping a crucial step of moisturizing this creates more oil productivity causing excess oil leading to breakouts and sebum. The best way for those with oily skin to approach this is by using a product that will not leave a greasy and oily finish.


Tell us down below which beauty myths we forgot to include in this list.

Courtney H

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