For­get these makeup myths!

Glamour (South Africa) - - Beauty Budget Special Double Up -

MYTH 1 Blush is only for your cheeks

If you like a neu­tral blush shade, it could be used as a con­tour pow­der. Sweep it un­der your cheek­bones, your jaw­line, your fore­head and a lit­tle on your nose. It’s a great way to save money by not buy­ing an­other prod­uct.

MYTH 2 De­signer means bet­ter

This isn’t al­ways true. More ex­pen­sive brands may boast more in­tense pig­ments, lux­ury scents and drool­wor­thy pack­ag­ing, but some­times the chain­store ver­sions can de­liver a sim­i­lar re­sult at a lower cost.

MYTH 3 Oily skin needs pow­der

It’s bet­ter to in­vest in a mat­ti­fy­ing primer. A primer has many func­tions: it helps to ad­dress your oily skin is­sues, as­sist in mak­ing your foun­da­tion last longer and min­imises shine. Pow­ders can look cakey if overused.

MYTH 4 Makeup doesn’t ex­pire

Makeup car­ries bac­te­ria, so you don’t want to mess around. Lip­stick, nail pol­ish and eye­shad­ows last about two years, but re­place your mas­cara every three months. As a rule: if it has changed colour or con­sis­tency, bin it.

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