10 Makeup Tips And Facts You Don't Know About

Do you think you know a lot about makeup? How much of these makeup tips and facts do you really know? Read on to see some of the best makeup tips and surprising you haven't heard before.

1. To cover up dark circles under your eyes or other blemishes, use a concealer a shade lighter than your natural skin tone. This will give you the best results.

2. Hemorrhoid cream can be dabbed on puffy eyes to decrease swelling. This is because hemorrhoid cream contains phenylephrine, which reduces swelling by constricting blood vessels.

3. When choosing the right color of foundation, don’t test it at the back of your hand. That’s because your face and your hand most likely don’t have the same shade. To know your right foundation shade, swipe product on your lower cheek or jaw line. If the foundation disappears, then that is your match!

4. When applying foundation, don’t apply it on your entire face because it will make it look like a mask. Instead, concentrate on areas that need more coverage and then blend outwards.

5. Clumpy mascara? This is often time caused by air bubbles formed inside the tube and dry out mascara around them. When you pump the mascara wand into the tube, you are pushing air inside. To fix this problem, put the mascara tube inside a mug with hot water and let it stay for a couple of minutes. This will loosen and soften the product inside. This trick will make your mascara look new before you apply it on next time. Alternatively, you can add eye drops or contact solution to make your mascara less clumped and easier to apply.

6. If you accidentally closed your eyes while your mascara is still wet and some of the product gets to your skin, do not wipe off immediately. Just let it dry and use a cotton swab to remove it. It will be a lot easier to remove hardened mascara. It will also save you the effort on retouching your concealer or foundation.

7. All makeup products have expiration dates. They can spoil easily under hot climates. To extend the life of your makeup products, put your lipsticks, liquid and cream foundations inside the fridge when not in use.

8. Cosmetics are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. However, the FDA regulates the safety of the ingredients in cosmetics and the finished products only after they are on the market. That being said, there are no prior testing or approval needed for the cosmetic products. The FDA will only stop the sale of "adulterated or misbranded" products after they're on the shelf if they find any.

9. Cosmetics companies don’t need to get FDA approval to use the word "hypoallergenic" in their packaging. According to the FDA website, "There are no Federal standards or definitions that govern the use of the term 'hypoallergenic.' The term means whatever a particular company wants it to mean. Manufacturers of cosmetics labeled as hypoallergenic are not required to submit substantiation of their hypoallergenicity claims to FDA."

10. Some suggest that mascara should be replaced every 12 months. However, you really should replace your mascara every 3 months to help reduce the risk of bacteria spreading into the eye area.

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