I admit, I break one of the Ten Commandments of Skin Care on a nightly basis. Instead of patting on eye cream with a tender tap, tap, tap, I briskly swipe on my Clinique All About Eyes cream like a windshield wiper. I know my touch is too hard, and that tugging at my skin is not going to do me any favors over time, but I don’t have the patience to add an extra 30 seconds to my already extensive nighttime routine.
It turns out even the most senior beauty buffs at Allure can confess to some rule-breaking behavior. Here, a sampling of their crimes:
“I don’t take my makeup off before bed when I sleepover with a guy—whoops.” —Heather Muir, beauty news editor
“Every time a manicurist ask whether I want my cuticles cut or pushed back, I say pushed back—but then get bullied later as they notice big pieces they just can’t resist snipping off with cuticle nippers.” —Amy Keller Laird, deputy editor/beauty director
“I brushing my hair when it’s wet. I know it’s bad and causes breakage, but I always spritz Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration spray in my hair beforehand, to cut tangles. In my mind it’s making it okay.“ —Sophia Panych, associate editor
“My mother always told me to never, under any circumstance, squeeze a pimple or a blackhead on my own. I can’t stand to look at one for a second before I insist on getting rid of it. I guess a scar will make me learn the hard way one day, but until then…” —Jillian Ruffo, editorial intern
“I know that you’re not supposed to focus on more than one feature at a time—but I’ve worn smoky eye makeup with bold lipstick before. I toned it down by wearing a dark bronze smoky eye instead of black. If the makeup looks good, I say who cares about rules?” —Catherine O’Neill, editorial assistant
Here’s you chance to come clean—what beauty rules do you ignore?
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