Forget these makeup myths!
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.