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5 Makeup Tips You Should Ignore—And One to Follow

There’s a lot of information and advice out there pertaining to makeup. With tutorial videos on YouTube and advice in beauty magazines—much of it conflicting—it’s hard to know what the best beauty tips really are. Of course, there are some tips that seem to work their way into being norms in the makeup world, but that doesn’t mean that they’re right.

So here are 5 makeup tips that are widely accepted, but which you should totally ignore—and one tip you need to follow.

Get Light Coverage by Mixing Powder with Moisturizer

This is a rumor that’s been floating around for a while, and that rears its ugly head again every few years. The story goes that by blending your powder with a facial moisturizer, you can essentially create your own tinted moisturizer, allowing you to get smooth, natural-looking coverage. But most powders just aren’t made for this kind of thing, and they don’t mix well with lotions.

Plus, who has the time to mix just the right amount of powder in with just the right amount of moisturizer for the right coverage every morning? We don’t. Instead of playing makeup chemist, just invest in a real BB Cream, or use a light covering of our pressed powder for a smooth, natural look.

Use Deep Shades of Blush to Contour

Contouring can really upgrade your look, but you need to use the right products to do it—and dark-tinted blush is not that product. Applying dark rouges to your cheeks will really date your look, and doesn’t achieve the same effect as proper contouring. Instead, make sure you’re using a high-quality bronzer in the hollows of your cheeks, and blending that with the blush on your cheekbones.

Use Darker Foundation to Look Tan

You won’t fool anyone by going a shade darker with your foundation. Instead of looking like you just got back from a Caribbean vacation, you’ll look like you simply bought the wrong shade of makeup. It is always best to match your foundation color to your skin color.

Use Art Pencils as Cheap Eyeliner and Lip Liner

This supposed makeup “hack” promises that art pencils can be used to line your eyes and your lips for a fraction of the cost of makeup. Sounds like a good idea, right? That is, until you’re visiting the optometrist to have him look at your scratched eyelids. Art pencils aren’t made to be used on delicate facial skin like lips and eyelids. Our eyeliners and lip liner pencils, however, are made to go on smoothly and prevent painful scratches on your delicate skin.

Lipstick Makes Your Look Seem Outdated

Thankfully, this rumor is slowly fading away. But in case you’re still following this bit of advice, stop! Lipstick is not something that is only for women over a “certain age.” Women of all ages can look absolutely stunning in a bold, red lip, or in a more neutral lip color. While lip stains like our LipLast product line are fabulous, don’t let anyone tell you that lipsticks are out of style.

Always Do What Feels Right for You

Now that you know what to ignore, here’s one piece of advice you should always follow: Regardless of the rules, styles, and advice you may hear and see, always do what feels right for you! There are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to beauty, so don’t be afraid to throw every rule out the window and find a look that is totally and completely you.

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