1--Match your foundation to your hand
Growing up I was told to match to my hands or inner wrist, but neither of those match my face. Instead, match foundation to you neck. Many stores will take back foundation if the shade doesn't work for you. Sephora can color match you as well as give you a sample.
2--Rinse and repeat
One good shampoo and rinse is all you need. If you use products that cause buildup (like those found in volumizing products) use a good clarifying shampoo. PS: Who has time for all of this repeated shampooing?
3--Preparation H is great for undereye bags
I still hear this recommended. The formula was changed in 1995. It's not going to de-puff your eyes. Click here for 10 ways to help puffy eyes.
4--Red Heads can't wear red lipstick
Not true! Just find a shade that makes you feel comfortable. Blue-based reds usually look good on cooler skin tones.
5--Use yellow concealer to hide dark circles
This is another old-school makeup method that is just not reliable. Instead, try a peach based corrector. See how I cover my dark circles here.
6--Use concealer a few shades lighter to hide pimples
Using a concealer that is lighter than foundation will accentuate those areas you are trying to conceal. Instead, use one that matches your skin tone.
7--Expensive products are the best
Drugstore makeup has come a long way, and now you don't have to spend a fortune to look it. Drugstore mascara is one of my favorite purchases. I actually do a This or That series where I compare a high end product to a more affordable one.
8--You can get rid of pores
You can't. You can lessen the appearance of them. Try this tutorial to see how. Also, cold water isn't going to "close" them.
9--Drinking tons of water is the only thing to help moisturize skin
Dry skin can be caused by a number of factors, including the environment. Drinking water is an excellent, wonderful thing, but isn't THE sole means to get moisturized skin. Try a moisturizer like this one.
10--Eye liner makes your eyes look bigger
Eye liner is actually designed to make your lashes look longer. Lining your eyes with black liner will make them look smaller. Try liner right at the upper lash line and smudge a shadow underneath the bottom lash line. It won't look as harsh!
What beauty myths have you heard?
- I had to take Charlie to the vet. He's okay, just a check up on an itchy spot. We had a coffee date after--did you see my Instagram of it? He's like a celebrity and he loves the attention. It's cute.