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RealSimple.com: Is Mom’s Beauty Advice Right?

Your Mother Says...

“Less is more when it comes to your makeup and hair.”

Carmindy: I absolutely agree. It’s really about applying the right products on the right parts of your face, so you’re playing up your best feature. You don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard.

Fuhrmann: Overall, that’s good advice, but my feeling is that everybody’s different. Some people need less makeup, and some need more.
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Garrison: For any texture of hair, simple is always better. Hair should be flattering to your face and proportions. The cut is the foundation for this. Your hair shouldn’t take center stage.

“Use petroleum jelly to remove your makeup.”

Newburger: It will take off oil-based makeup, but then what are you going to do to get the petroleum jelly off? If you leave it on, it can cause breakouts. You’re better off using a cream cleanser.

Geller: I have to own up. I’ve been using it my whole life to remove eye makeup, and it works. But I don’t recommend using it on the whole face, because it’s really hard to get the film off.

Glaser: Some women choose petroleum jelly because it has been around so long and is trusted. It’s a good option for people who don’t tolerate other makeup removers. Many women have trouble finding cleansers and makeup removers that don’t make their skin burn or feel itchy.

(Photo: Kat MacLeod)





The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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