Is Mom’s Beauty Advice Right?
“Blend makeup down onto your neck.”
Geller: Passé, passé, passé! If your makeup matches your skin and you’re using just a little, you shouldn’t see any distinction. Makeup should really blend on the jawline without leaving a line of demarcation.
Carmindy: Always buff your makeup a little bit down the neck so your skin will look even-toned.
Fuhrmann: You don’t want to apply it to your neck, but you do want to blend it down onto your neck with a damp sponge so it fades away.
“Wear brown eyeliner if you have dark brown skin.”
Fuhrmann: Eyeliner has to be very dark for dark skin because otherwise you’re not going to see it. I recommend using a really dark brown or black eyeliner.
Carmindy: If it’s rich brown, like a dark chocolate, it works. Actually, I find that a dark brown is great on everybody, because it’s a strong neutral color and it enhances the natural lash line.
Geller: Dark brown is a safe color for everyone. It makes your lashes look richer and fuller and enhances the shape of the eyes. On dark skin, black or charcoal works well, too. They make the whites of the eyes look brighter and sharper.