15 Outdated Beauty Rules You Can Break
You can feel good about cutting ties with this tired beauty advice.
This article originally appeared on MIMI.
My whole life I've been inundated with rules. As a kid, I was told not to play with matches, to look both ways before crossing the road, and was forbidden from talking to strangers. And then as a teen, those logical rules gave way to other guidelines that, to be honest, were limiting. Don't wear too much makeup, de-frizz your curls, and so on. As we grow up we're made to believe that we should fall in line, rather than experiment and stand out.
Luckily, beauty trends are finally on the other end of the pendulum swing. Girls are encouraged to be free, feel good, and look however they want. That means wear as little (or as much) makeup as you see fit, dye your hair blue, cover yourself in body glitter—the sky's the limit. So, I've compiled a list of the top fifteen rules I'm most excited to break. Because it feels good to be bad, no?
Spring for neon colors and interesting shapes when crafting your look. It's fun! And makeup is supposed to be just that.
Rejoice! This one is my new favorite rule to break. Grease up, slick back, and play with product for a wet, Britney Spears "I'm a Slave 4 U" vibe. In a good way.
OF COURSE it is. Stock up on all the oxblood, maroon, and bordeaux shades you can. The best part? You'll save on new shades for fall.