With all the information out there when it comes to beauty routines, how do you know what is true or not? Beauty enthusiast Sara Bartlett busts some of the myths.
- Myth: A bold lip is aging and can look harsh. Busted: Not so! Use a lip liner to keep the color from migrating outside your lip line and amp up your bronzer to bring warmth to your face.
- Myth: Oily skin doesn’t need moisturizer. Busted: Oily skin can become dehydrated and need a moisturizer. In fact, dehydrated skin can produce even more oil to compensate for it. Choose a light, gel-based moisturizer instead of a heavy cream.
- Myth: It’s bad for your hair to wash it every day. Busted: Not so. It was certainly a popular movement a few years ago, that coincided with the rise of dry shampoo. Not shampooing frequently enough can lead to scalp dryness and irritation – it’s skin that needs to be cared for. How frequently you should wash your hair depends entirely on your hair type and your lifestyle.
- Myth: Apply concealer before foundation Busted: Try applying it the other way around. Foundation is intended to even out skin tone, so get that down first. Then go in with a concealer to see what (if anything) needs targeted coverage. This will ensure you only use as much makeup as you really need, and will reduce application frustration – like your concealer lifting and moving around on you.