Time to debunk a few beauty beliefs. I know with all the information online sometimes the line between myth and truth is blurred. I’ve chosen 5 myths I want to address.
You can plump your lips at home
Please do not do your own lip plumping! Not only is it dangerous it can cause broken capillaries, and even BRUISING! As far as “plumping lip gel” your lips are irritated with ingredients that cause swelling. Stick with the Licensed professionals when it comes to your lips. Your lips will thank you.
You can get a full set of lashes for $40
Lash tabs are NOT the same as individual lash extensions. Lash tabs or flares are chunks of lashes that lay across several of your natural eyelashes with a glue that is meant to last 24 hours. Individual lash extensions are semi permanent, and applied to ONE lash at a time. They cost more because theyare high qualityand healthy. You may find a sweet deal on lashes…..just be sure you understand what you’re getting.
Causes microscopic cuts on the skin
This advanced exfoliation technique CAN cause microscopic cuts in the skin. If the service is not performed by a licensed professional using the appropriate amount of pressure, the correct “gritted” tip for different areas, and proper suction. If you do the research to find a good Esthetician it is very safe. It is possible to have negative effects from Microdermabrasion if not done properly. I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again…Stick with a licensed professional!
Leaves you peeling in sheets and stuck indoors for a full week
Not every chemical peel will leave skin peeling off in sheets! Chemical peels are an excellent way to improve the skin’s appearance but you don’t have to be shunned from the world for 5 days. There are a variety of chemical peels that are less invasive and some actual result in minimal peeling. It is also perfect paired with Microdermabrasion for similar results to a heavy peel without the down time.
Cleansing your skin
It is ok to skip days when it comes to washing your face
There is a rumor going around that you do not have to wash your face every day. Consider the rumor debunked. You absolutely must clean your face everyday. Even when you don’t wear makeup you must clean off the excess oil, dirt, and debris…. the environmental pollution. A clean face is helpful in preventing breakouts as well as helping cellular turnover for healthy skin. Wash your face even when you’re sleepy.
Hey there ORANGE lipstick here. Just checking in with all my bright and shining glory. Ever thought about slipping a little bit of this magic right on those perfect lips? No. Oh. That’s really sad. Lets talk about that…
There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to your lips. Most people choose to shy away from colors that are very bright or obvious. I am going to shine a light on your choices by breaking it down for you technically because there is a science to your color choices.
Introducing the color wheel. A basic color wheel consists of your primary colors. Red, blue and yellow. All other colors come from mixing these three OG’s. When you start to put these colors together you can see that you get your purples greens and oranges. The colors on either side of any specific color are called complimentary colors. This means that they look good together.
The next thing to know is that there are different tones. They can really be categorized into 3 areas. There are cool tones, warm tones and neutral tones. The key to finding your PERFECT LIP COLOR is to figure out what your skin’s under tone is. I have a pink undertone in my skin. This is why I flush easily and have some skin sensitivities. This is common in people with fair skin.
The next tidbit is that anything on the yellow, orange and red side are warm tones. Pink is actually red and white which means there is a warmth to that tone as well. Since pink is basically red that means I actually have a warm undertone despite how fair-skinned I am.
Are you totally bored yet? Hang in there because I promise you will really appreciate this when you find your signature color. So if you look at the color on either side of red which we have established is my skin’s undertone you can see that the complimentary colors are purple and orange. So you have seen me in Orange lipstick. Let’s test the theory with a little photo of my lips decked out in purple. The key here is to select a purple on the warm side. Anything to blue will actually be cool which is the opposite of my skins warm undertone. Blue is fun and I rock it on occasion but I admit it does not look as good as the purple and orange lipsticks I use.
Surprise! Doesn’t it look good. I know you had your doubts. I’m not mad. Now that you know you can determine what your skin’s undertone is you can try out all the lips shades you never thought you could wear! For example if you have that olive skin it is actually a green undertone. Try a golden lipstick shade or you will be surprised to find that a blue or teal lip color might look good on you! I know it’s daring but you can try it out at home on a Sunday when nobody is watching.
Ultimately determining your undertone is key to finding your complimentary colors. If you don’t know how to start all you have to do is book a consultation with your stylist. They can help you discover all kinds of fun things about your look. This same concept is transferable to your hair and clothes to. You can book your consultation on our website at http://www.pommespa.com with any of our amazing stylists. Until then Peace. Love. Pomme.