Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Top 10 Things I Learned from Beauty and Fashion ‘Experts’ that I Applied Today and Use Regularly, Even Though Some of it Seems Dumb.

(in no particular order)

  1. Never use hot water to wash your face. Splash with cool water after a warm water wash to close pores.
  2. Don’t wear white after Labour Day or before Memorial Day.
  3. Your hemline should be darker than your hose.
  4. Always use brushes when applying your make-up, not fingers
  5. When you use your fingers to apply creams and such near your eyes, use your fourth finger. It has the lightest touch of all the fingers and will be more careful around the delicate skin in the eye area.
  6. If you’re going to skip foundation, apply cover-up under eyes, around base of nose, and on chin, then apply powder.
  7. Blow-dry your hair in the opposite direction of how you’ll wear it for more volume. Set the do with a cooler air blast. Preserve your hairdo in your winter hat by arranging hair. thoughtfully into hat, piling top section in opposite direction of how you wear it (preserving volume) and laying front sections flat.
  8. Create a vertical line with clothing choices to add “length”.
  9. The skinnier the pant leg, the more delicate the shoe. Similarly, the less fabric in the dress, the more delicate the shoe.
  10. Apply face products in an upwardly motion to help counteract the effects of gravity.


Kern said...

Most of those things don't apply to me, but a couple of them were interesting. Number one for example; I've always wondered what was best for your skin.

And what's with the "no white after labour day" rule? It's quoted SO often, it's like the first commandment in the bible of fashion... but does anybody know WHY?

Rebecca said...

I'm not sure I can really comment on _why_ perse but I'm sure it has to do with moods of the season. It would seem incongruous, (and in fashion, often incongruous = bad)to be wearing light, pale colours in the fall and winter. And vice versa. I think the 'not wearing white after labour day' rule is oft quoted as a representation of the very strict fashion rules of the 50s that most women feel happy to be 'free from'. They just don't realize that there are a whole new set of rules that they follow. It's just now that many of them are unspoken. I could go on and on .. but I'd better not!

rob said...

i found this as a reference off the wikipedia entry on labor day:

Kevin said...

I tried blow drying my hair in the opposite direction of how I wear it to give more volume... it didn't really work.

Okay, I admit it... I never actually tried it.