It’s time to stop believing in hearsay as we debunk popular make-up myths once and for all!
Myth 1: Make-up causes breakouts
Fact: Make-up only causes a breakout when it is not cleansed properly. Poor hygiene, using expired products, and using make-up with ingredients that do not suit your face can lead to infections, rashes or even allergies. To avoid this, be conscious of the ingredients you use in your products, ensure you use well cleansed beauty tools and maintain a strict and regular cleansing routine for yourself.
Myth 2: Foundation does not have any skin benefitting properties and clogs your pores
Fact: The new-age foundation formulas are light on the skin and contain moisturising properties, SPF and even skin brightening and clearing ingredients. When you choose the right one for your particular skin type, foundation can actually end up improving the overall quality of your skin.
Myth 3: Red lipstick doesn’t suit everybody
Fact: This one is completely untrue. There is a red lipstick out there for each one of you, and it takes some effort to find the right one. To identify your perfect match, identify your skin tone—choose from warm, cool or neutral undertones and you’ll see this fiery shade work perfectly for you!
Myth 4: Test your foundation on your wrist
Fact: The colour of your wrist is different from the colour of your skin, typically lighter than your face tone. The best place to test the colour would be along your jawline—if it blends seamlessly with your jaw and neck, you’ve found the right shade for yourself!
Myth 5: Oily skin doesn’t need any moisturising
Fact: Not true! If your skin doesn’t get proper moisturising, it leads to excess sebum and oil secretion, thus making your skin oilier than usual. Hydration is essential for every skin type. Those with oily skin can opt for light water-based moisturisers and avoid oil-based ones.
Myth 6: Concealer should be a shade lighter than your skin
Fact: It is better to opt for a shade which is closer to your skin tone. When you cover flaws with a lighter shade, the concealer will attract more attention to the area, thus doing the opposite of what it is supposed to do. This will make your skin look patchy and cakey. Blending everything seamlessly with a concealer shade that matches your skin is the best option for a flawless base.