Top 10 Makeup Myths and Facts You Need to Know in 2022

Makeup is as subjective as it gets. What may be good for me may seem like hello to you! Despite what happened, there are some things we should all agree on unanimously. Please read on to discover ten makeup myths that I have debunked. Plus, you can find a list of 10 interesting and fun makeup facts you should know.

10 makeup myths debunked!

Myth #1: You don’t need to apply moisturizer if you have oily skin.

Truth: To know the truth, one must understand the difference between hydration and oil. The natural oil that the skin secretes is called sebum. Sebum is the body’s way of hydrating the skin, however, we need that extra regulation because less or more sebum can lead to skin problems.

Now let’s understand why you need a moisturizer and what it does.

Moisturizers do not add hydration to your skin. They help retain water on the outer layer of your skin. This is achieved using two types of ingredients.

a) Humectants: which attract moisture from the environment to the outer layer of your skin.

b) Emollients: which form a protective layer and prevent water from escaping.

If you belong to the family of oily skin, choose a water/gel-based moisturizer. If you’re in the dry skin family, a cream-based moisturizer is the best kind. The best time to hydrate is of course at night.

Myth #2: Makeup can clog pores and cause acne

Truth: Makeup can cause acne, but only if you go for hours and hours without removing it or if you leave it on your face even while you sleep. A new makeup face can never cause acne unless you are allergic to those specific products. Another thing to pay attention to is the hygiene of your makeup brushes.

Many might argue with that thought, because we all know someone who dreads makeup and has struggled with clogged pores their entire life.

In this case, it is important to understand that the makeup sits on top of your skin. It is very important to choose the right products that suit your skin type. Makeup labeled as non-comedogenic is great for people with extremely oily skin.

#3 Myth: Makeup products don’t have an expiration date

Truth: Everything has an expiration date and makeup products are no exception.

I had no idea that this was a fairly common myth and myth until I started researching this article.

You see, the moment you open a makeup product it starts to breathe and it will stop breathing, flip the product over to find out when. I don’t know what made people believe otherwise.

#4 Myth: Sunscreen is not necessary if you wear makeup

Truth: Sunscreen is always necessary, always. Dermatologists have been so clear about this, especially in recent years. If you go online and type in “is sunscreen necessary?” what you find will surprise you. Most of them say, Nah! not really! On Instagram and other websites, you’ll find people aggressively promoting sunscreen. So where is the truth?

Well, there’s no doubt when it comes to buying sunscreen. Sunscreens are very important and please don’t let the myths put you off. Now, that said, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to sunscreens. Like types of sun creams and SPF marking. what protects from what UV rays etc.

If you are investing in sunscreen, proper sunscreen research is recommended.

#5 Myth: Colorful, vibrant makeup is not ideal for women of color.

Truth: Well, there’s absolutely no truth to that. From a glossy lip to a pop of color on the cheeks, everything looks chic on dark skin tones. Don’t let anything stop you from investing in this hot pink lipstick.

#6 Myth: Waterproof mascaras are better

Truth: Yes, only if you cry a lot. Otherwise, no. Waterproof mascaras are drier than conventional mascaras. They are also difficult to remove, leading to irritation and lashes falling out.

I recommend that you choose regular mascara rather than everyday waterproof mascara!

Myth #7: Red lipsticks aren’t for everyone


Truth: There is one for everyone. It’s all about determining your undertone. Yes, one shade of red may not suit everyone, but if you know which shade to choose, you will have your ideal red. There are blue-reds, there are orange-reds and then there are neutral reds. If you have a colder undertone, you should choose from the blue-red family and if you are from the warm undertone family, then it is orange-red.

#8 Myth: Pumping mascara wands can help push out more product

Truth: pumping your wand will only let in more air, which will cause the mascara to dry faster. Pumping the air will also create an ideal ambiance for bacteria to breed inside your tube of mascara. In addition, mascara is the makeup product that causes most eye irritation.

So let’s avoid that, shall we?

#9 Myth: Expensive is always better

Truth: You will find good, bad and ugly in all price ranges. This is where the reviews come in. When a product gets mixed reviews, it’s best to invest in the mini size first, before buying the full size. But yes, each brand produces random products. So there are no perfect good brands but there are perfect products.

#10 Myth: Skin absorbs 60% of everything you put on it

Truth: The fact is far from it. The skin is designed in a way to keep things out. Makeup is definitely not absorbed by the skin at all. Certain oils and ingredients do. But no, the skin is not really a big absorber of anything.

Now that was all for the myth, let’s look at some things that are all true and pure.

Here are 10 makeup facts for you all.

Fact #1: Less is more.

Instagram makeup is not suitable for real life. IRL, you can’t wear layers and layers of makeup or own drawers and drawers of makeup, The good news? You don’t need it. Yes, you don’t need 100 brushes and 7 foundations, you will end up wasting them and throwing them away because you are one person. Instead, buy the things you really need and maximize usage. It should be mentioned that poor mixing skill is closely related to using more products.

Fact #2: Skincare is more important than makeup

Your skin is your art canvas and a lot depends on how soft and clean the canvas is and what beautiful pigments it shows. Second, makeup is temporary while skin is permanent and is your largest organ. Makeup is an art and not a temporary solution to your imperfections. Work hard to maintain the best version of your skin. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean working hard to get perfect skin. Our body is imperfect and flawless is never the goal. The goal is to be healthy and the best version of ourselves.

Let’s move on to some fun facts about makeup:

#3 Fact: Things lipsticks were made of (in the past)

a) In Japan, women wore lipsticks derived from tar and beeswax.

b) In the earliest civilization of Mesopotamia, a princess wore boldly painted lipstick, said to be made of red rocks and white lead contained in cockle shells.

c) Cleopatra was heavily made up and both men and women liked to paint their lips bright red and orange. Cleopatra had her lipstick made from crushed crimson beetles and ants.

#4 Fact: Mascaras didn’t come in tube form like they do now.

In the past, mascaras came in a container with a bar of black soap. It came with a small version of the same mascara wands you see today. You had to dip the wand in water, then rub it on the bar to get product on the wand and apply it to the lashes to get the effect.


#5 Fact:

Estée Lauder had accidentally dropped a bottle of her perfume on the floor of a department store, leading to women coming up asking what it was because it smelled so good, creating a following for her. Much marketing technique?

#6 Fact:

Nail polish was invented in ancient China. Only noble women were allowed to wear it, if an ordinary person wore nail polish, they were executed. OK so !

#7 Fact:

Coal tar was used as eyeliner and mascaras and they had a foul smell. Also, just to let you know that coal tar is poisonous and often blinds people at this time.

#8 Fact:

Makeup was originally worn by men. Well yes! But the goal was not to look good, it was said to evoke the gods Horus and Ra. Dramatic eyeliner was worn by men to show their status and wealth.


#9 Fact:

Fragrances, deodorants, bubble baths, everything is considered cosmetic. Also, since you wash your hands more than your face and get more sun on your face than your hands, you should always apply your makeup products to your face, not your wrist.

#10 Fact:

The mechanism of the roll-on deodorant is inspired by a ballpoint pen. It was first made in 1952.

With that, I come to the very end of this article. Whether you’re someone who wears makeup every day or just save your products for special occasions, everyone deserves to be informed by the world of makeup and cosmetics. Americans are said to spend more on cosmetic surgery and makeup than on education. Was it another fact hidden in the conclusion? I guess it was. With the digital age taking over, vanity has become everyone’s cup of tea. Plus, getting ready instantly brightens your mood, right? I hope you enjoyed the facts and learned something today that you can implement into your beauty routine. Your thoughts and opinions are always welcome in the comments section below.

Also read: 20 easy makeup ideas for wedding guests for every outfit and skin tone

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