Beauty Influencer’s Saturday (Sunday) Column Vol.6: Makeup / Skincare DOs and DON’Ts

Hi everyone,

I know it is Saturday, not yet Sunday but I just arrived today back to Germany, with some more jet lag and a little bit of head ache at the moment. So I thought since tomorrow I have something exciting to share with you, today I already go for our BISC post a little in advance. I hope that is fine.

This weeks question was to name three skincare or makeup Dos or Don'ts. From what I read, it turned out to be an interesting source of information. It was helpful for me, hope it is for you as well. If you have the time, I would love to read your Dos and Don'ts as well, please leave a comment below.

I will bounce back eventually around Wednesday. I have an important appointment on Tuesday which I yet to prepare. I will be more responsive, here and at Instagram, from Wednesday on. Thanks for your patience.

BISC Vol.6

Three Makeup / Skincare DOs and DON’Ts

LILY | Malaysia | Chloe Ash
1. When it comes to both makeup and skincare, DO know your own face and skin. Your skin type, skin tone, skin behaviour. Nobody knows your skin better than you.
2. Do your own experiment – mix and match or layer different products. Layer different serums or mix foundation shades. Pull out your inner mad scientist but as a rule of thumb, refer number 1 first.
3. Don’t be afraid to sample new skincare or new looks. When it comes to makeup especially, it’s more fun to try a variety of looks and explore your own features at the same time.

RAE | Canada | the Notice: a beauty blog
1. DO treat all acne like face acne. (This is so, so important. I had back acne for years, and it all but disappeared when I started moisturizing my back.)
2. DON’T try too many new things at once. It’s tempting, but too many new treatments at once can stress out your skin barrier and leave your skin really reactive!
3. DO bend the rules. Makeup and skincare should be fun! And a little bathroom alchemy never hurt anyone. 😉

SARA | Germany | Color Me Loud
1. Don’t wear foundation which is too light or too dark compared to the tone of your neck This one seems to be a common mistake, to the point that it is widely excepted by the brands, so they release their foundations in deeper shades in one part of the world and very light shade in the other. Try not to go with the trend, there is nothing less appealing than your face sticking out of your neck.
2. Do test out skin care and foundation and actively ask for the shops to provide you with samples This is especially important if you are going to spend a small fortune on the product. No samples, no purchase!
3. Don’t (over)plug your eye brows Later in life you might regret plugging them too much since they get ever more sparse each year.
BISC Vol.5 Authors

AGATA | USA | Her and Makeup
Do emphasize your beauty but don’t conceal it. A lot of people will say that you put on makeup to hide the real you. Don’t. Use makeup to hide imperfections but play up your best features- beautiful eyes, prominent cheek bones, plump lips.
Do step out of your comfort zone and try new things. Red lipstick is not for you? You won’t know until you try it on. Makeup is supposed to be fun, play with it.
Do take good care of your skin. It’s the basis for all your makeup and if your skin isn’t well taken care of, no amount of makeup will cover it. Drink plenty of water, properly cleanse and moisturize your skin.

JAA | Thailand | Hello Jaa
1. Don’t pop or pick at your pimples to avoid acne scars!
2. Do apply sunscreen religiously wherever there is sunlight, even when you are indoors.
3. Don’t share your makeup, especially eye makeup, to prevent contamination and eye infection.

To conclude here, this is Ed Sheeran's Don't ;-)



  1. My rules would be:
    1. Find a skincare routine that works for you. Cleanse your skin well and use products that actually work not the ones that only CLAIM to work. Educate yourself about ingredients. Once you'll be able to de-code INCI you're sorted. And so is your skin.

    2. Remember that the 'perfect canvas' we hear a lot about these days should be your SKIN. Healthy and taken care of. Not layers upon layers upon layers of primer,foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, blush, highlight and what not nonsense. Believe me most people who use 'high coverage' don't need it.

    3. Most importantly nourish your skin. Drink a lot of water, eat well. I'm deliberately not using word 'healthy' as it infuriates me that normal food lately became a new food group known as healthy. It loads of veg that are in season. Again, educate yourself. Exercise.

  2. I am glad you made it back home safe! Good luck with your Tuesday appointment!

  3. Hi Agata,
    thanks!! I am a little busy, I would like to write you shortly anyway :-*

  4. Hi Gosia,
    these are great tips. I especially like "Exercise" part. We seem to forget how important our health is and how much it is linked to everything else, from our psychology to our complexion. I also like what you write about perfect canvas. I also see lots of people with mask kind of foundations, which in the end look very unnatural and no where perfect.

  5. Love this beauty column, it's always great to read opinions from all of you!! Big hugs!! xoxo

  6. I am glad you like it Ingrid. I also learn a lot from this series :-)


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