Did you know that 10% of women say that they will not let their partner see them without their makeup? Makeup is an important part of how many of us see ourselves. We might feel obligated to wear it at times, but we also have fun picking out colors and experimenting with new products. In makeup, there are several old rivalries when it comes to what to use and how to apply it. We will cover three rivalries here and try to settle things once and for all.
1. Cream or Powder Blush
When my parents would go out at night and leave us with the babysitters, one thing I would always remember is the powdered pink blush my mom would put on her cheeks. It was hard for me to even think about blush not coming in traditional powder form. Over the past few years, however, I have started seeing the benefits of cream. Cream or powder blush? Actually, there is no clear winner, because powder blushes work better for oily skin, but cream tends to go on smoother and is great with dry skin.
2. Cake Eyeliner versus Liquid Eyeliner
Did you know that the ancient Egyptians were the first people to use eyeliner to accentuate their eyes and protect them from the glare of the sun? Today, you have a few choices when it comes to how to apply your eyeliner, and cake type is a newer option. Personally, I still prefer liquid, especially waterproof eyeliner. It lasts longer and is easier to control. However, cake eyeliner is better for creating a long lasting smokey look, and many people can handle application quite well by using a flatline brush.
3. Pencil versus Powder Eyebrow Tint
Ever wonder how celebrities get those gorgeous looking, super defined eyebrows? Most of them are filling in the gaps and adding edge with eyebrow tint. Although everyone will have their preferences, powdered tint applied with a small brush is usually the winner in this category. Unless you buy a really great pencil with dual shadowing, pencils tend to leave streaks and lines and appear less natural, while powders blend in with your hair yet can still deliver great precision.
The battle is over, and not much blood was shed. Do you agree with our winners? Let us know in the comments!