I am a huge proponent of breaking fashion and beauty rules. It’s just the rebel in me. As a lifelong rebel, I regularly break fashion ‘rules’. Usually by wearing dark eye makeup with dramatic lips. A million times I have been told that was a no-no. Screw you, I do what I want. Sometimes I am a wearer of different patterns together, black and brown pieces together, and of course not matching my colors in one outfit. All of these things I’ve always been told are against the rules of fashion and style.
Well, I’m here to tell you. Come on people! Break the RULES! How else do you think new ideas develop? Don’t be scared to be a bit different. I’ve been different every day of my life and I’m still kicking and screaming. Mostly screaming, but still.
With this all said let me be clear, there are some things that should not be broken. You can kick and scream and be a rebel all you want, but it will not stop these rules from being important.
These rules should always be followed:
I repeat these must NEVER be broken. I speak from experience.
One too many times I have worn the wrong shade of foundation. My face being too dark or light was always frightening. I still struggle to find the right color as I tend to be an in between shade. Anyway, even though I struggle I make every effort to wear the correct coloring for my skin tone. If you don’t it kind of looks like a weird mask.
Shaving your eyebrows off is the worst mistake EVER! I have never done it (as my eyebrows are always haunting me), but I have seen others who have and their eyebrows never grew back. Because they never grew back they have to draw them back on and they look perpetually surprised. Or their eyebrows are never even.
Please don’t bleach your own hair. Your hair will suffer for years. Mine did at least. Close to a decade ago I bleached my own hair with a bottle of peroxide. Worst mistake ever! My hair was frizzy for several years, even after it grew out. Nothing I did could repair it. And I really tried to fix it. Hair bleach is horrible for your hair but peroxide is worse. It totally fries it with just a few minutes soak.
So besides those three rules that should always be followed for your own well-being, you do you and break those rules. Let’s be rebels!