Debunking makeup myths

first_imgWith growing popularity of social media and easy access to internet, everybody has become a make-up expert, offering free tips to people. But honestly, how do you even know if that tip is worth trying? So, expert Yashu Jain, MD of Mattlook Cosmetics has tried to list few misconceptions that we get to hear every now and then. Read on…Myth: Makeup products do not have an expiry date Fact: Do you check expiry dates when you go to buy cosmetics? Most of us do not check because we believe that make-up products never expire. But the truth is all cosmetic products have an expiry date and it is mentioned on all cosmetic products. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMyth: Expensive products are better Fact: There are good and bad products in all brands. It is not mandatory that expensive products will be containing good quality standards. You need to look for ingredients while choosing cosmetics. Myth: Choose your foundation by matching it with your forehead and cheeks Fact: Finding a perfect foundation is the toughest part for makeup. A perfectly matching foundation on one hand can accentuate your look while on other hand, bad choice of foundation can actually ruin your look. It is recommended for a near to perfect foundation, choose the one that matches the color of your neck and jaw line. Moreover, it is also suggested to choose foundation in natural light. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMyth: Fingers are great tool for blending foundation Fact: Using fingers for blending foundation results in irregular coverage of foundation. Also, when you blend it with fingers it doesn’t last very long. Finger application wastes three times the amount of foundation you usually need. Brush and sponge are best for blending it, providing best coverage in minimum amount. Myth: Powder is good for oily skin Fact: Using powder to mattify skin dehydrates the surface of skin in the long run. Moreover it is very important to deeply cleanse face after using powder as it can settle in pores making them enlarge. It is recommended to use modern primers to mattify shine than to opt for powder. Myth: Moisturiser is a replacement of Primer Fact: Moisturiser hydrates the skin whereas Primer creates base for smooth skin, fill fine lines and makes a surface for foundation. Thus making the makeup lasts longer. Myth: You don’t need sunscreen if it’s in your foundation Fact: While most cosmetic companies claim that their foundation includes SPF, the truth is they do not contain enough sunscreen content to protect your skin. It is always advised to apply sunscreen if you are carrying makeup in daytime. Myth: Mascara should be thrown away only when it dries Fact: Mascara’s shell life is only three months after first use. After this duration it acts as a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. It can also cause infection to eyes. Myth: You can avoid washing brushes if only you are the user Fact: Makeup brushes come in contact with various products thus washing them is like a regular hygiene. Avoiding washing brushes results in accumulation of bacteria that is hazardous for skin. Myth: Concealer is applied before foundation Fact: Applying concealer before foundation many times wipe the concealer away. Moreover, applying concealer after foundation helps in hiding the flaws such as dark circles and fine lines.last_img

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