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The 10 Makeup Commandments

Memorize. Obey. These ten rules will guide you through the murky depths of makeup confusion.

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1. Thou shalt never leave the house without dabbing thine lipstick.


Phone, keys, wallet - lipstick status. Avoid excess waxiness, and get that pigment just the way you want it. Dab it on a tissue, and you're out the door.

3. Thou shalt covet thine exfoliants.

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Throughout your busy day, you're accumulating dead skin cells - which sounds gross - but it's normal. Give the live cells underneath a chance to breathe by scrubbing away the cells who are no longer with us (RIP). Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! And while you're at it - moisturize.

4. Thou shalt never neglect thine eyebrows.

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They're there, and they'll always be there. Honor them by keeping them in order. Tweeze the strays, shape 'em up, cut 'em down, and fill 'em in if need be. You'll be surprised at what a difference a little upkeep can make.

5. Remember the complementary colors, keep them fabulous.


Complementary colors are the colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. So, blue/bronze, purple/green, brown/blue. When you use any of these pairs together, they make each other pop. So smack a bronze shadow on a baby blue eye, and thank us later.

7. Thou shalt never sleep wearing makeup. Never.

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No brainer. Take it off before you put your face all over your pillow. You'll be preventing break-outs, letting your pores breathe, and not to mention sparing your pillow the dreaded raccoon-eye imprint.

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