Recently I met a couple of people and got talking about Fashion, Make Up and stuff. I realised that a lot of people still have certain myths about Make Up. They feel it’s not their cup of tea or it’s not meant for them which is so so untrue.
So I thought it would be interesting to sit with FUF’s in house Make Up Artist Smita Chadha and address each of these myths that people have in their mind. I have tried to educate you through various posts but what better than coming from an expert.
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Myth 1 : Make up does not look good on everyone
|Smita : Make up is not about altering your looks completely but about enhancing your natural looks and accentuating the best feature of your face, be it beautiful eyes, lips or excellent skin. Its a tool designed to boost your self esteem.Makeup can look bad on you if you are applying it incorrectly or using colors or foundation/base that are not suitable for your skin tone. It doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you — it just means you need to be more observant about your own face / features & constantly keep experimenting. In short devoting time to yourselves|
Smita : Makeup doesn’t necessarily age skin, as long as you’re taking it off religiously and taking care of the skin underneath. Whatever the case and howsoever late you might be from your party you MUST cleanse your face of all the make up.
The biggest culprit of skin aging is sun damage, so if you really want to protect your skin, wear sunscreen daily (even if you’ll only be outside 15-30 minutes!).
What also helps your skin is wearing foundation! Most foundations come with a natural SPF, which protects your skin from the sun. Even if you are one of those who are blessed with beautiful, clear skin, I would still recommend a light powder. Trust me its better than nothing. The other factor is having Anti-oxidants in your daily diet like Vitamins A, B Complex, C, D, E.
Myth 3 : Is it true that Make up actually protects one’s skin against sun damage & pollution?
Your second line of skin defense can be found in your foundation. When choosing a foundation, look for one with an SPF rating between 8 and 15. While this may seem like overkill, the truth is that most people do not get the most out of their sunscreen because either they do not apply enough of it, or they apply it unevenly. Two applications of cosmetics that contain a sunscreen will increase your chances of getting good protection & prevents pollutants from clogging or drying up the natural skin.
Myth 4 : Not everyone can wear a Red lipstick
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Having said that Older women look better in lighter shades so wearing a red lip tint is a more conservative option, or applying lip colour then matting it down with a tissue can soften the strong effect of red.
Please remember to exfoliate your lips & apply lip balm / Vaseline 10 mins before you want to apply any dark lip colour.
Myth 5 : Wear products from one brand/line only
Myth 6 : Always apply makeup in natural light
Myth 7 : Only those with large eyes can wear liquid eyeliner
Myth 8 : You should never ‘pump’ the mascara wand in and out of the tube
Myth 9 : Blush is for adding colour, not definition
Do write to us should you have any queries.