Thou Shalt Blend

Don't scoff -- you know you've been guilty of at least one of these cardinal sins of cosmetology. There are some things you simply don't do, and if your mama never told you, prepare to be educated. Ranging from unbelievable to the unforgivable, these mistakes will send you on a one-way flight to the Purgatory of Personal Paint. Pens out, please. You will be quizzed later, and you won't be able to plead out.

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6. Plucky and Unlucky6. plucking to death

We all know this one. It starts in junior high and finishes at the wheel in the sky. Women who pluck their brows to practically nothing, then draw the line they want to have.

I'm all for changing your looks, but what made you decide to be shocked today? Terrified yesterday? Angry tomorrow? Confused last week? At some point, wouldn't it be best to go with what nature gave you?

The redemption

I'll be the first person to say my feelers are beyond irritating -- they grow in everywhere but where they need to. So, I do what any self-respecting, non-plucking person would do: I get them professionally waxed. Plucking actually damages the nerve and after too much plucking, the hair won't grow back. If you can wash off your eyebrows, then you're doing it wrong. Pay $10 and get 'em waxed.

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Linda Finke May 20, 2010 | 10:43 AM

I'm 62 and I defintly seen them all. Believe it or not--I have not done any of them myself. I have been a Mary Kay consultant for 18 years. The thing that bugs me the most is not putting on lipstick or using the wrong color. People will tell me that they can't wear red lipsitck when in fact they have a red jacket on. I teach them--you can wear red lip stick--you just need to know that there are orange reds, blue reds, and clear reds. Most of the time--after I have the lipstick on them--they get it. I tell them that their face is like a canvas. Once you put something on, you are commited to finishing the portrait. That means foundation, blush, eyes and lips.=!

pamela May 20, 2010 | 10:21 AM

wow she looks scary!!!

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