Makeup artists and beauticians are full of great advice for working with, and enhancing, what you’ve got.
However, they also have a lot of thoughts on what you shouldn’t do to your face. Now, we’re all for doing what you want and making your own choices in life — but if you want a little ‘tough love’ from the experts, here are eight common beauty behaviours they consider major no-nos:
1. Seriously, take off your chipped polish.
So your nails aren’t on your face, exactly, but Simple Skincare expert Craig Beaglehole says a worn-off manicure can immediately undermine whatever it is you’ve got going on up there.
“No matter how well dressed you are and how fabulous your hair and makeup is, chipped red or black nails are like chalk on a blackboard for me. It’s easy, just take it off and go nude,” he argues.
2. Sleeping in your makeup.
Don’t act surprised; you knew this one was coming. We’re all guilty of sleeping in our makeup, and worse, simply ‘topping it up’ the next day (hey, Kim Kardashian does it too…), but two wrongs don’t make a right. In fact, two wrongs can sabotage your future makeup efforts.
"Please, please, please stop doing this. Not only is it super unsanitary, it can lead to problems like clogged pores, acne and conjunctivitis. I can promise you are not getting the most out of your makeup doing it this way," explains celebrity makeup artist Stephanie Williams.
3. Not paying attention when trying out new skincare.
Whether it's because you want a change, you've read about a cool new product or there was a flash sale at Priceline, we've all switched up our skincare go-tos — often on a whim. Variety is the spice of life and all, but Craig Beaglehole says you need to pay close attention to how your skin is responding to your new arsenal.