Don’t do this, don’t do that. Wear this color, never ever wear that color. There are many so-called rules when it comes to makeup that it’s easy to get confused. Many professional makeup artists don’t even believe in most of these rules. However, there are a few commandments that must be strictly followed.
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1. Do not share certain makeup products with friends/family members. Mascara should never be shared with anyone. Eye infections and bacteria can easily be transferred. You may think that your BFF is clean and sharing your mascara with her is OK, but can you see bacteria? No, just don’t do it or you may be very sorry. Same goes with the lipstick, lip gloss or balm that you slather on constantly. What comes out of your mouth? Saliva, bacteria, maybe the beginning of a cold or some other infectious sickness. Do you share your toothbrush with your sister or best friend? Just say no to sharing your mascara and lip products. If you have shared these things, save yourself and throw them away.
2. Don’t let it get too cold or too hot. Makeup is fragile. It likes nice gentle temperatures. Don’t let any liquid or creamy formulas freeze. They may separate and get crumbly. On the reverse side of freezing, if your creamy formulas get too hot they will be ruined. Pencils and lipsticks will melt. Foundations and concealers will turn sour and have a nasty spoiled smell to them. Throw them out if this happens. The chemicals have changed and this may cause your skin to break out. You will also smell the funky scent all day because it’s on your face. Trust me, I live and work in the desert where it gets extremely hot, I have ruined countless makeup items. If I have to do a shoot outside during the hotter months of the year, I use a cooler as my makeup case. It’s very chic!
3. Please, don’t sleep with it on. How many times do you have to be told? Some of you still go to bed with your makeup on. Your skin needs to rest and regenerate at night. Infections can occur around your eyes and hair follicles can become clogged from not taking off your makeup. Don’t be so lazy, clean your face!
4. Do not blow on your makeup brushes. Blowing on anything releases tiny particles of saliva into the air. Kind of makes you regret eating birthday cake, huh? Tap on your brushes with your finger to release any extra product instead of blowing.
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5. Most of all, don’t care what others think about your makeup. Hey, if you think you look like a goddess with bright purple eye shadow all the way up into your eyebrow, who cares? Makeup is supposed to make you feel good about yourself, so wear it proudly! You can take a woman who normally wears very frightening makeup and give her a complete overhaul, turning her into a supermodel, but if she isn’t comfortable in that makeup, she won’t feel good about herself. Wear what you like and be happy.
These are just a few. There are countless other rules out there in the makeup and beauty world. Just pay attention to the sanitation rules and throw the rest out the window.