Top 5 Makeup Myths Exposed!!




Ever wonder if your makeup is the reason for those nasty breakouts? Does mascara really make your lashes fall out? With makeup myths passed around like viruses, it’s hard to know what to believe.

Here is a look into some of the most common myths we hear about make-up.

Myth #1:
Old make-up must be thrown away as it contains bacteria

This has some truth to it. The warnings about old mascara causing conjunctivitis might be slight exaggerations, but it can happen. Make-up may not have expiration dates listed on them, but it is easy for you to check whether something needs to be thrown out. If you do own mascara that is still in perfect condition after three months, then don’t waste your money in buying a new one when nothing is wrong.
Go through your cosmetics every few months and look for changes in smell, consistency and appearance.
Here is a guideline, listing the length of some cosmetics:
PRODUCT
EXPIRY
MASCARA
EVERY 3 MONTHS
FOUNDATION
1 YEAR
CONCEALER
1 – ½ YEAR
POWDER
1 ½ YEAR
BLUSH / BRONZER
1 ½  YEAR
CREAM BLUSH
1 – ½ YEAR
EYESHADOW
1 ½ YEAR
EYELINER
1 ½ YEAR
LIQUID EYELINER
6 MONTHS
LIPSTICK / LIPGLOSS
1 ½ YEAR
LIP LINER
1 YEAR
NAIL POLISH
1 YEAR
MAKEUP SPONGES
WASH AFTER EACH USE, THROW OUT AFTER 1 MONTH


Myth #2:
Leaving mascara on makes your eyelashes fall out
(I am so bad for this… I clean my face and neck, remove eye makeup but don’t completely remove mascara…)
Beware of the length of time that you keep mascara on for. Mascara can clog the follicles on your eyelids, preventing them from being able to release the nutrients that keep your lashes healthy. 
Do not to keep your mascara on for extremely long periods of time, and this also means overnight (I am guilty of this).

Myth #3:
Foundation clogs your pores”
This does have some truth behind it. Skin breakouts depend on personal beauty and hygiene routines. Accumulation of bacteria and oil cause skin problems, so invest in a good quality makeup remover and never go to bed without a clean face.
Myth #4:
To find your perfect foundation, test color on your hands/cheek/forehead/wrist
In order to match yourself with the right color foundation, the best place to test is your chin and jaw line. The color you are aiming to match is the color of your neck because, due to more exposure, your face is a different color than the rest of your body. Your neck provides the right color because when blending, you are trying to blend into the jaw line and down to your neck.
Myth #5: 
If a product states “hypoallergenic”, you won’t have an allergic reaction to it”.
Unfortunately, there aren't any standards for manufacturers on the use of "hypoallergenic" to describe their products. Any product can be labeled as “hypoallergenic” no matter what the ingredients are.
There are no cosmetic products that can guarantee you will not have an allergic reaction.

It is recommended that if you use a product for the first time, apply a small test patch first on your hand or arm to see if your skin develops any allergic reactions.


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