Is Mom’s Beauty Advice Right?
“Splurge on expensive products because they have better ingredients.”
Amy Newburger, dermatologist in Scarsdale, New York: Some expensive skin-care products have extraordinary ingredients, and some don’t. So you can’t generalize. Use what works for you, whether it’s inexpensive or pricey.
Sally Hershberger, founder and creative director of the Supreme Head line of hair-care products: That’s false. My favorite hair products have always been from the drugstore.
Kristi Fuhrmann, makeup artist in Los Angeles: For makeup, no, but for skin care, yes. I’d rather have people spend extra money on moisturizers and cleansers, because they will actually do something to your skin. There’s just no reason to buy a $30 mascara.
“Don’t wear dark lipstick. It makes you look old.”
Carmindy: I agree, if the lipstick is opaque and dark. A sheer lipstick in a dark tint looks much more appealing.
Geller: That’s a stretch for me. Dark lipstick isn’t the most flattering one you can choose, but it doesn’t necessarily make you look old. But, with that said, a bright red lipstick can make you look a little more sophisticated and mature. It takes someone with a lot of self-confidence to wear something so bold.
Fuhrmann: I’m a big fan of no makeup and just red lips. That’s the European thing. Wearing dark lipstick can make you look older, but not old. It’s more severe and more sophisticated (than lighter colors).