Sunday, August 16, 2009
The "Rules" of Makeup
For instance, I don't use a sponge for my liquid foundations. I prefer my fingers as this warms the product and I think it blends better. Other people prefer a sponge or brush applicator and they think this is easier. So everyone has their preferences.
Another rule is that you should never use shimmery shadows as you get older as it will emphasise those lines and wrinkles. That makes sense but I broke this rule with my mum and her makeup looked great! I guess it depends on the application, the colour and the texture of the product.
And what about eyebrows? They say you should never cut or tweeze the hair above your brows. I have to trim here and there to keep them neat otherwise it looks really unruly. True, you should leave this to the professionals so don't try at your own risk!
There are many rules on applying your eyeliner- make them bigger by lining only the top and three quarters of the way in on the bottom. Never line all around your eyes otherwise it makes them look smaller etc etc.
What is the correct way to apply blush? Smile or not smile? I always hear that you should smile to apply blush on the apples of your cheeks. But then I read somewhere that if you smile it actually creates crevices in your skin and makes your application blotchy and not smooth. So which is the right way? The latter sounds logical so I follow that. But it's really up to you- maybe its hard to find the apples of your cheeks so you might need to smile!
There are many opinions out there and they contradict sometimes so I say just try it yourself and if it works for you then stuff those rules! I certainly don't follow them unless they suit me. Have fun and its all about experimenting and getting the right look for you:)