Some beauty rules can stand the test of time, but some do not always work. They are made to be broken or changed over time. Here are some of the beauty rules that should not be followed.
1. Blue eye shadow.
Blue eye shadow gives most women an 80’s flash back, and they try to avoid it at all costs. Blue eye shadow when properly done can look great on any skin tone. If you have fair skin, pastel blue with a hint of gray will look great. On medium skin tones, go for a medium shade of blue, with a hint of glitter or shimmer to add that little extra touch. For dark skin tones, you can do rich, vibrant blues that really make a statement against dark skin. You can also do your shadow to go with your outfit. If you are wearing pastel blue, go for a darker blue on the eyes. If you are wearing a darker blue, go for a lighter blue on the eyes for an added contrast.
2. Bronzer is for summer only.
Bronzer is great to add a little more color to your skin especially in the summer when your skin is sun kissed. There is nothing wrong with wearing bronzer all year around. Keep it looking natural by using a bigger brush, and less of the bronzer. Apply on the bridge of your nose and cheek bones, then continue on to the ears and neck. Use mattes in the for a deeper color, and a shimmer in the duller months so your skin reflects more lights.
3. Don’t combine smokey eyes and bold lips.
Doing a smokey eye with a bold lip can be a big don’t, unless done with the proper colors. First use a neutral color for the smokey eye, then add a deeper color for a less dramatic look. Avoid using black because it can over power your look. The best combinations for eyes and lips start with a gray shadow. If you want a red lip, add berry, bronze or copper on your eyes to keep a warm feel. For a pink lip, use a darker blue shadow. And for a coral lip, pair it with an emerald green shadow. You will make a statement, and look classy for a night out.
4. Match your foundation to your jawline.
Matching your foundation to your jawline is never a good idea. Your jawline is curved, so using it to match a foundation to causes foundation colors to be too dark. You want your foundation to match your skin tone so it doesn’t look like you have make-up on. Use your chest to match the foundation to. Your chest and face get the same amount of sunlight,so the color won’t be too dark or too light. Test out different brands and shades to find out which matches your skin tone and looks great.
5. Oils are bad for your skin.
Oily skin is caused by the skins over production of oil, so you tend to use products that dry the skin out. By using products that dry the skin out, your causing your skin to produce more oil. Use water and natural plant oil based products lightly on your skin. The water will keep your skin hydrated, while the plant oil will give your skin extra nutrients it is missing.
6. Blunt cuts are the only cuts you can do to add volume to fine hair.
If you have fine hair, getting a blunt haircut usually makes your hair denser. It is not the only cut that can give you added volume. If you get a haircut with shorter layers it will help to add volume. The shorter layers boost up the hair giving the illusion that you have fuller, thicker, healthier hair.
7.Only tweeze or wax underneath the brows.
To create an arch and give lift to your eyebrows, you remove hair from underneath the brow. By only doing the underneath, your brows look messy, and un-kept. To have your brows looking great, wax or tweeze the stray hairs on the top and bottoms of the eyebrows. Also be sure to get rid of any excess hair in between the brows as well. See a licensed professional so you can make sure that your eyebrows look neat and polished.
8. The brow diagram.
The eyebrow diagram was made to tell people who to perfectly shape there eyebrows, the problem is that not everyone’s face is the same size with the same dimensions. You should start your eyebrows at the bridge of your nose, any farther apart and there would be a large gap between your eyebrows. The eyebrows arch should begin about 2/3’s of the way into the brow. The end of your eyebrows should be at the same height as the start of your eyebrows. If you make them lower, your eyes will look droopy.
9. You can use eye shadow to fill in your brows.
An eyebrow pencil or powder is used to fill in gaps on eyebrows or to make them appear fuller. Eye shadow is made so it is loose, and it is not water proof. Putting it on your brows can cause it to unevenly wear off. Instead, use an eyebrow pencil or brow powder to fill in your brows. Be sure to match the color up to the color of your eyebrows for a natural look, that will last all day long.
10. Glitter polish is for young girls only.
Glitter polish is a common thing worn by young girls, but it can be for any age. Glitter polish is currently in style, and can be changed to fit your style. If you don’t want to go too overboard, use a more neutral color and a light glitter on top. Or you can do an accent nail on each hand with the full nail covered in glitter, and the rest of your nails in the color of your choice. If you are really into the glitter, you can have it on every nail. You can also do glitter in shellac.
11. Cutting your cuticles. Do or Don’t?
Cutting your cuticles has been a big topic on whether you should or shouldn’t for quite some time. If you are giving yourself a manicure, I would recommend that you don’t. If you are getting a professional manicure than it is a do. Cutting the live skin around your nails is never a good thing. It can cause bleeding and pain. To properly take care of your cuticles, first apply oil or a cuticle remover to them. Then gently push the cuticle off of the nail. The majority of the dead skin should come off but some may still be on. Any access can be gently cut with nippers.
12. Only condition the ends of your hair and not the roots.
The rule says that if you condition your scalp, it will make your hair oilier. This is FALSE! By not conditioning your scalp, it leads to unhealthy hair. Healthy hair starts at the scalp. Your scalp needs nutrients from the conditioner to help the hair grow healthy, strong and to keep the scalp from being dry, flaky, and itchy. Be sure to continue taking good care of your hair by using heat protectors before styling, and weekly treatments if your color, curl or straighten your hair frequently. Go to a salon every 4-6 weeks to get regular trims as well.
This should help you take good care of yourself and keep you up on some of the biggest trends of the summer. Some rules are made to be broken and this were some of them. Try out a new trend and follow these tips for great hair, make-up, nails and eyebrows.