Makeup myth: Your concealer should be lighter than your skin tone
We get the idea behind choosing lighter shade of concealer—to balance out dark undereye circles, but sadly, a lighter shade will only make the skin under your eyes appear ashy and blue, according to Vanessa Ungaro, makeup artist with the dynamic New York-based beauty duo Lauren + Vanessa. Instead, she says, choose a tone that matches your skin exactly so the concealer blends seamlessly into the rest of your skin. (Related: Fake flawless skin with these pro makeup tips.)
Makeup myth: Always line your lips before applying lipstick
Pre-lipstick liner is supposed to create definition around your kisser and keep your lipstick from feathering. Unfortunately, the liner, which tends to outlast the lipcolor, can leave a ring around your lips once the lipstick wears off. “First apply your lipstick, then use your liner to define the outside rim of your lips,” Ungaro suggests. Looking for a chemical-free lipstick option? Try our recipe for DIY beet lipstick.