Beauty Bulletin: Myth Busters!

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The gorgeous and talented Numra Waqas knows her makeup a – z’s, and is here to set the record straight on some classic makeup mysteries

ONCE YOU GO BLACK…

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Aiming for big doe-like eyes, and think kajal is the way to go? Black pencil or kajal in the eyes, especially the lower waterline, will make your eyes look small, not big. Yes, you heard me right. I understand how obsessed each and every one of us were with kajal back in High School, but it’s time to toss it out. Instead, make your eyes look wide awake with a white or nude colored liner like the Essence 2 in 1 nude pencil.

PUSH IT REAL GOOD

Pumping your mascara wand several times is one of the worst makeup habits a woman can have. This does not work at all! By pumping the wand twice or thrice you are pushing air into the tube, forcing in bacteria and causing it to become trapped. This habit can lead to some nasty eye infections and can also cause the mascara to dry out faster than it normally would. Try to twist the wand out of the tube for more product.

BRIGHT KAREIN!

Foundation is used to even out the skin tone and give you a flawless look. But sadly, people here assume that looking fair is the only way to achieve such flawlessness. This is absolutely incorrect! Most of us have dusky brown complexions, and when we use a foundation much lighter than our natural skin tone, we start looking gray and ashy. The best way to find the perfect shade is to match foundation to your jaw line. If the foundation blends easily into your skin and doesn’t make you look gray, then you have chosen the right colour.

PUCKER UP

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A self-assumed makeup myth by many women is thinking they don’t look good in red. Ladies, guess again! Anyone can rock crimson lips and look gorgeous, the only tip you should know is to pick the right shade according to your skins undertone. Most Pakistani’s have a warm undertone which means we should look for orange-reds. Try Amsterdam or Monte Carlos by NYX Cosmetics. The best way to rock red lipstick is to put it on and wear it with confidence!

SLEEPING BEAUTY

If you think it’s alright to sleep with your makeup on, then you are just wrong, wrong, wrong! Don’t do it, no matter how tired you are or how much you have convinced yourself that you barely have any makeup left. When people tell me makeup breaks them out, it’s usually because they probably don’t remove their makeup at night or wash their brushes regularly. Our skin regenerates, repairs, moisturizes, and becomes fresher while sleeping. If you leave your makeup on overnight, your pores will clog which can lead to skin dehydration, infections and breakouts. If you can’t remember to remove your makeup at night then just keep makeup removing wipes on your bedside table as a reminder and use them while in bed. g

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