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5 Beauty Rules to Break

Posted: August 18, 2010

Here are five beauty "rules" that, in my opinion, should be forgotten, too.

1. The idea that blue eye shadow died with the disco era.

At a Revlon summer editor preview this year, makeup mastermind Gucci Westman introduced her Summer Suedes palette. The color causing the most concern in the four-shade palette? A pastel baby blue. Editors asked: How can you persuade women, especially older women who lived through the blue eye shadow craze in the 1970s, to wear blue eye shadow?

Blue eye shadow, Westman said, looks refreshing on women of all ages, as it brightens the eye. She suggested wearing it as a eyeliner or as a highlighter under the brow bone. The look is not the same overdone blue shadow look from the disco days, she promised. Still not convinced? Try it!

2. Redheads should not wear red lipstick.